Developer Jeremy Gorelick is eyeing several properties in the village of Marcellus.
Gorelick, president of Emanon Equities, said he has already presented a proposal to the village board to develop the areas of 30, 34 and 36-40 E. Main St. and 13 South St. in Marcellus.
"I went in front of the village board and did a preliminary presentation and they were extremely receptive," he said.
As a next step, Gorelick will give a similar presentation on Wednesday Nov. 19 to the planning board and hopes they are equally receptive to his plans for the properties.
According to realtor Molly Lardeo Elliott, the sale of the buildings has not been finalized as yet. She said Gorelick's current plans would involve removing some of the buildings presently on the properties. She said many of them are in poor condition.
"I don't think any of them are salvageable," Elliott said.
Gorelick would then be constructing commercial properties on the sites, and those with more land he plans to build between 30 and 37 town homes with garages and full walkout basements, depending on the grading. Elliott said it would allow for more carefree living for seniors.
"I think there aren't that many options for older people to downsize and move into a more manageable home," he said.
The homes would be within walking distance to the downtown area where many businesses are located. The properties also butt up to Nine Mile Creek where the village is proposing to construct a creek walk, which Gorelick hopes to become a part of through this business endeavor.
"The creek is one of the best natural resource that is found in the village of Marcellus," Gorelick said.
To give public access to parts of the creek and creek walk, he said, would add to the already vibrant community.