Keep Batavia Neighborhoods
In 2004 the City of Batavia annexed the property at Kirk Road and Wind Energy Pass as multi-family home zoning (R/4) on the eastern 35 acres for 242 townhouses, and general commercial/retail on the west 20 acres that fronts Kirk Rd.
Residential property, mostly single family homes, densely populates this this area, starting at Kirk Rd. and to the west. WInd Energy Pass at Kirk Rd. is a main gateway into Batavia neighborhoods on the far east side; making this industrial park as the front entrance to many Batavia east side neighborhoods and residences.
Because of the recession, there has been nothing built on this 55 acre lot as it was originally zoned. It is currently farmed. In 2013 a developer, Missner Group, approached the City of Batavia and requested a rezoning change (to Light Industrial) for these 55 acres.
The City of Batavia is taking the following steps regarding this rezoning:
This last step #4 is the crucial one, however Keep Batavia Neighborhoods is pursuing various action plans now that need to be done during step #3 above that will help defeat this rezoning. Waiting for step #4 to occur is too late. We need every citizen's help now. Batavia's aldermen and mayor need to hear from everyone who is against this proposed rezoning in order for them to understand that this rezoning would be a great tragedy for the citizens of Batavia. Find out how to voice your opposition. Show you oppose.
Southeast corner of Kirk Rd. and Wind Energy Pass
Since 2004, this 55 acre lot (many people recognize the water tower in the far back in above photo) has been zoned as multi-family/commercial. The City of Batavia is pursuing a request by a developer to have it rezoned as "light industrial", putting large warehouses and truck bays for semi-trucks on this lot shown above.