"The property has a multitude of opportunity," Ramsgard said. "We're hoping we can make this a real community asset."
The internal floorplans include classrooms, observation areas, restrooms and a small area for food, but "it's not a restaurant," Ramsgard said. "When you have that many people, you have to supply them with food."
While the size of the property would allow for 28 subdivisions, Ramsgard said the site will not be divided in that way.
"We think we're proposing a very conservative building. We're proposing only a third of what is allowable as a building," Ramsgard said.
According to Pietropaoli, he sees patients not only from Skaneateles, but also from Auburn to Marcellus and westward. For many years, his dream has been to have athletic fields on site.
"The number one thing is I need space for my medical practice," he said. "We have physical therapy but no place to do athletic performance and injury prevention programs."
Following the presentation by Ramsgard and Pietropaoli, the town board approved to have the Skaneateles town planning board act as lead agency in the SEQR review process.