economic development
Developing within Tyre, NY

The Town of Tyre is a rural community with no villages or cities.  However, the town does have zoning designed to manage development in an orderly manner.  The whole town is an Agricultural District and designation as such requires that the town not restrict certain aspects of agricultural operation. A citizen survey carried out 2008 demonstrated the strong desire by the town residents to keep it rural and limit both residential and commercial development.

However, the town is poised for development in its two designated business zones: 1) Magee Corners, along State Route 414 from the NYS Thruway Exit 41 to south of the intersection with State Route 318; and 2) around the five corners intersection of US Route 20, and State Routes 5, 89 and 318. These locations are some of the highest traffic areas in Seneca County and are attractive locations for a variety of customer-oriented businesses.  In addition, there is a small Industrial Zone along State Route 414 just north of the Seneca Falls town line.  At the present time, the Industrial Zone is fully occupied by businesses.

Municipal water is available at these locations: along State Route 318 west of State Route 414 intersection; along State Route 414 from the NYS Thruway Exit 41 south to the Seneca Falls town line; and along the entire length of Worden Road.  A water line extension to the five-corner intersection (described above) is under consideration.  Municipal sewer is available in the Magee Corners area, but at this time it is limited to a few locations.  High speed broadband is not available in the town unless by use of commercial satellite or wireless broadband.

Parties interested in potential development of businesses in the town are encouraged to contact the Seneca County Department of Economic and Community Development or the Town Zoning Officer.

Casino Information

Within this section you will find many documents (PDFs) related to the proposed casino.

Some of the following files are large and will take quite some time to download.

Documents Relating to the Proposed Planned Unit Development District for the del Lago Resort and Casino (formerly the Wilmot Casino and Resort) and SEQRA Environmental Impact Review

These documents include:

Responses to Requests for Comments:

Responses to Public Comments:

Public Comments:
The following PDFs are large files and will take quite some time to download.

* A copy of the CD contained at Exhibit 6 of the July 14, 2015 Akin Gump submission is available for public review at the Seneca Falls Public Library.

Host Community Agreement

Planned Unit Development
Zoning Map, June 2014
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PUD Zoning Map

Study prepared by the Center for Governmental Research for the Town of Tyre -
Impacts of Wilmot Casino on Primary Impact Area Emphasis on Socioeconomic & Public Safety, June, 2014.

Community Mitigation Plan (Final)

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Freshwater Wetlands Determination

SEQRA Review of Potential Impacts - Sept. 9, 2015

SEQRA Review of Potential Impacts – Sept. 14, 2015

SEQRA Review of Potential Impacts – Sept. 17, 2015

SEQRA Review of Potential Impacts Sept. 24, 2015

SEQRA Review of Potential Impacts Sept. 29, 2015

Engineers’ Reports, Comments, and Responses:

Resolution that was adopted on
October 8, 2015

  1. Seneca County Planning Board 10-8-15 Resolution

Resolution that were adopted on
October 1, 2015

  1. Resolution adopted Oct. 1, 2015 making determination of significance with Completed Full EAF with written summary

Resolutions that were adopted on
September 22, 2015

  1. Resolution of the Tyre Planning Board concerning its recommendation about proposed Local Law No. 5 of 2015
  2. Resolution of the Tyre Planning Board concerning its recommendation about the PUD District Application and Development Plan for the proposed del Lago Resort and Casino

Resolution that was adopted on
September 21, 2015

  1. Resolution of the Tyre Zoning Board of Appeals regarding recommendation to the Tyre Town Board about proposed Local Law No. 5 of 2015

Resolution that was adopted on
September 10, 2015

  1. Seneca County Planning Board 9-10-15 Resolutions

Resolutions that were adopted on
August 13, 2015

  1. Seneca County Planning Board Resolutions regarding recommendation on the PUD District Application, Development Plan, proposed Local Law No. 5 of 2015, and Site Plan

Resolutions that were adopted on July 29, 2015

  1. Resolution of the Zoning Board of Appeals for the Town of Tyre regarding recommendation to the Tyre town board concerning proposed Local Law No. 5 of 2015 amending the Town’s zoning law

Resolutions that were adopted on July 21, 2015

  1. Resolution of the planning board for the Town of Tyre concerning its recommendation to the town board for the Town of Tyre regarding the application and the development plan relating to the creation of a planned unit development district in the town for the proposed del Lago Resort and Casino
  2. Resolution of the Planning Board for the Town of Tyre regarding recommendation to the Tyre Town Board concerning proposed local law no. 5 of 2015 amending the town’s zoning law

Draft Resolutions

  1. Draft Resolution Reaffirming Lead Agency Status – 8-20-15
  2. Draft Town Board Resolution and Revised Draft of Proposed Local Law No. 5 of 2015 – August 27, 2015
  3. Draft Town Board Resolution for Sept. 9, 2015 Meeting
  4. Draft Town Board Resolution for Sept. 17, 2015 Meeting
  5. Draft Town Board Resolution for Sept. 24, 2015
  6. Draft SEQRA Resolution for 10-1-2015 - Full EAF
  7. Draft Town Board Local Law Resolution for Oct. 15, 2015
  8. Draft Town Board PUD App. and Dev. Plan Resolution for Oct. 15, 2015
  9. Draft Town Board Resolution for Oct. 22, 2015 meeting - 1

PUD District Application
Submitted July 16, 2015

  1. 7-16-15 Submittal Cover Letter
  2. 5-acre disturbance letter from DEC
  3. NOI Acknowledgement from DEC
  4. Jurisdictional Det from ACOE
  5. Thruway letter re San Sewer
  6. Thruway letter re watermain
  7. DOT Work Permit
  8. Seneca County DOH Letter
  9. Village of Waterloo Letter
  10. Town of Seneca Falls Letter
  11. NYSEG Letter
  12. SHPO Letter
  13. Legal Description
  14. Survey Map
  15. 7-16-15 Development Plans
  16. 7-16-15 Site Plan
  17. March 2014 FEAF
  18. July 2015 FEAF
  19. del Lago Exterior Signage (6-10-15)
  20. August 2015 Revised Development Plan

Resolution that was adopted August 21, 2014

  1. Resolution adopted by the Tyre Town Board on August 21 approving the amended site plan for the del Lago Resort and Casino

Revisions to Site Plan, August 2014

  1. Summary of Changes Proposed to the Site Plan Approved on June 12, 2014 by the Tyre Town Board and ...
  2. Examination Pursuant to SEQRA of Potential Environmental Impacts, with attached drawing of the Weaver Burial Ground
  3. Resolution of the Seneca County Planning Board recommending that the Tyre Town Board approve the Amended Site Plan application for the Project
  4. Comments of Barton & Loguidice dated August 18, 2014 on the June 2014 Amended Engineer's Report and Site Plan review for the Project
  5. Response of BME Associates dated August 20, 2014 to comments by Barton & Loguidice on the June 2014 Amended Engineer's Report and Site Plan review

Five (5) Resolutions that were adopted July 17, 2014

  1. Resolution Authorizing the Engagement of Cushman & Wakefield to Prepare an Appraisal of the Proposed del Lago Resort and Casino
  2. Resolution Referring Proposed Amended Site Plan to the Seneca County Planning Board for Review
  3. Resolution Establishing a Records Access Officer for the Whitetail 414, LLC Proposed del Lago Resort and Casino Development Project
  4. Attachment A: Schedule of Fees and Applicable Rules for Access Requests to the Public Records
  5. Attachment B: Records Access Application

Six (6) Resolutions that were adopted June 12, 2014

  1. SEQRA Resolution
  2. Resolution approving the Development Plan
  3. Resolution adopting Local Law No. 3 of 2014
  4. Resolution approving the Site Plan
  5. Resolution approving the Host Community Agreement
  6. Resolution in Support of the Gaming Facility
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