Colonie business crossing town line into Guilderland

— From a submission to the Guilderland Planning Board

A Colonie catalytic converter recycling business is moving approximately two-thirds of a mile down the street to 70 Railroad Ave.

GUILDERLAND — Seeking to expand his catalytic-converter recycling business in Colonie, Sergey Sandul has purchased land in Guilderland where his company will be able to grow. 

A catalytic converter is a device that takes the toxic gases emitted by a car’s internal combustion engine and turns them into less toxic pollutants.

Sandul is developing the 2-acre property at 70 Railroad Ave., a narrow strip of Guilderland sandwiched between the city of Albany and the town of Colonie.

Dave Kimmer, an engineer speaking on behalf of Sandul at the Sept. 22 Guilderland Planning Board meeting, said YS Catalytic Recycling would be moving from its current facility, at nearby 60 Dott Ave, approximately two-thirds of a mile along Railroad Avenue. 

The proposal was before the planning board at its Sept. 22 meeting for a site-plan review; the zoning board is the lead agency on the project. 

The majority of 70 Railroad Ave. “is currently covered in gravel and deteriorating pavement, and is used for outdoor storage of trailers and vehicles,” according to the project narrative included in the submission to the planning board, which also says there are two small storage buildings, of about 1,000 square feet, on site.

Sandul would clear the parcel and build a 14,400-square-foot warehouse on the site with water and sewer tie-ins provided by the town of Colonie. 

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