Development Updates

Use the tabs below to learn more about development in the Town of Irondequoit along with strategic plans and organizations helping build "a Town for a Lifetime."

  1. Development Projects
  2. Plans & Studies
  3. Review Process Info.
Current Development Projects
  • Depot Plaza (Tops Friendly Market)

  • The recent construction and opening of the Panera Bread marks the completion of the multi-phased redevelopment of Depot Plaza and associated outparcels. Beginning with the construction of the new Tops Friendly Markets and related gas station, revitalization efforts included the rehabilitation of the remaining plaza and construction of the new Sonic. Over the last five years, this portion of E. Ridge Road has transformed significantly, demonstrating the continual reinvestment taking place in Irondequoit.

  • RGH - 1455 E. Ridge Road

  • RGH recently obtained the approvals needed to move forward with a $20 million renovation of the former Tops Building. The project will include a 3,000 SF addition to the front façade, redesigned circulation and driveway as well a complete remodel of the interior of the building. The new facility will provide outpatient and clinical services to meet our community’s medical needs.

  • I-Square

  • Development of I-Square is continuing with the current construction of the Imaginarium, a 9,000 SF net-zero building that will provide meeting and learning spaces focused on sustainable design practices. All of the energy needed to operate the building will be generated on site. This project builds upon the vision established for I-Square development, which currently includes a mixed-use building, maintenance facility and entertainment space. I-Square has implemented a wide range of green building practices, including permeable pavement, EV charging stations, geo-thermal systems and a range of other sustainable design techniques.
Future Development Opportunities
  • Development and Redevelopment Sites
  • Irondequoit is committed to proactively promoting development and redevelopment activities as part of its long-term plan for sustainable community development and fiscal health. The Town established an initial list of potential development/redevelopment sites throughout the Town, which are included on this page.

  • Funding Opportunities
  • Irondequoit is dedicated to being an active partner with those interested in developing or redeveloping in the Town of Irondequoit. As a resource we have provided a list of funding opportunities available.
The Town of Irondequoit actively engages in site-specific, town-wide and regional planning efforts that address a wide range of long-term and short-term community development needs. The following planning efforts reflect recently completed and/or ongoing planning efforts Irondeqoit is involved in.
Review Process Info.
  • Current Planning and Zoning Applications Under Review
  • Application materials associated with larger proposed development projects under review by the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals and/or the Town Board are provided via the following links:
  • Building Permits
  • The Town of Irondequoit enforces applicable state regulations set forth in the NYS Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (Uniform Code) when issuing building permits and fire marshal permits.

  • General Planning & Zoning Information
  • This document provides an overview of the various laws and regulations governing local planning, land use and zoning.

  • Subdivision Review
  • This technical guide provides valuable information about the issues and considerations in reviewing subdivision of land, including the use of cluster subdivisions.

  • Zoning Board of Appeals
  • This technical guide provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities of the Zoning Board of Appeals.

  • Additional Planning & Land Use Technical Reports
  • The Department of State offers a wide range of issues specific reports and guides.

  • State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA)
  • The Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) oversees the compliance with the SEQRA. Although some projects are exempt from environmental review, SEQRA compliance is often required for Planning Board actions and some Zoning Board of Appeals actions. The NYSDEC’s SEQRA Handbook is available online and provides a detailed overview of the process and required steps.