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Town Planning Board approves demolition of Ender's House

— Although three Cazenovia Town Planning Board members voted against approving a demolition permit for the 185-year-old structure known as Ender’s House, four voted in favor, and the motion was passed May 3.

Developer David Muraco owns the property and filed for the demolition permit from the town. Although he said he currently has no plans for development, Muraco said he wants to raze the house, as well as a barn, which is also on the two-acre property.

The house, which was constructed in the early 1880s, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. Located at the edge of the village on Route 20, many in favor of preserving the property argued it was an important part of the village’s appearance to visitors.

Planning Board Chairman Mike Palmer, who voted against the demolition, said this was a difficult decision, as Muraco had the right to do what he wished with his property.

Nice N’ Easy Grocery Shoppes has purchased the land adjacent to Ender’s House, and plans to construct a new location in the near future.

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