continued The project
During the four-year life of the VSM “Victory Campus,” as the project is officially called, there have been multiple changes to the development plans as the planning and zoning issues have been addressed. The most current project narrative was submitted to the Town Planning Board on Oct. 5, 2012. According to that narrative, the Victory Campus is set on 99.5 acres of land off Route 20 less than a mile east of East Lake Road. There are 76.93 developable acres of land in the parcel and 22.57 undevelopable acres consisting of wetlands. The project calls for 76 acres of open space upon completion, and, according to town code, athletic fields are considered open space.
The Victory Campus will include a 61,000 square foot medical and research facility; a 171,000 square foot indoor recreational, athletic and rehabilitation facility (containing mostly indoor athletic fields); and a dozen outdoor multi-use and baseball/softball fields, four of which will be artificial turf and the rest natural grass.
The project is scheduled to be built in two phases, with the medical building and four adjacent multi-use fields to be completed in phase 1, and the remaining eight outdoor fields to the south of the medical building to be done in phase two.
The medical and research facility will be anchored by the VSM medical practice, and it also will have multiple tenants with a focus on sports medicine, orthopedics, primary care, pain management and health and wellness. It will also include the Skaneateles Urgent Care facility, an ambulatory surgery center, a diagnostic imaging suite and medical research offices. This facility is an expansion of the current 6,000 square-foot VSM offices, which the practice has outgrown, and is also intended as a one-stop-shop for sports medicine treatment with diagnosis, x-rays, surgery and rehabilitation all offered in one complex rather than a patient traveling to multiple different offices often in different locations.