The Guilderland Planning Board’s report to the town zoning board is only a recommendation; the zoning board can choose to ignore the recommendations.

A public hearing on the proposed law was held on Jan. 25, while a vote on the matter is likely to happen in the coming weeks. 

At its Aug. 17 meeting, the Berne Town Board voted unanimously to establish a new comprehensive plan committee, headed by planning board Chairman Joe Martin, with the goal of updating the current plan to reflect residents’ current desires for the town.

Representatives for Ron Kay were before the New Scotland Planning Board recently seeking approval for modifications to an existing site plan for the Grove at Maple Point development on Route 85A. 

New Scotland Councilman William Hennessy said “the most important part” of the new law is that it will bring New Scotland into stricter compliance with the New York State Building Code.

Previously identified as Pyramids’ Rapp Road residential project, the 222-unit development — 192 apartments and 30 townhomes — has been branded by its developer as The Apex at Crossgates.

The board had said earlier that digital signs already in place at firehouses, schools, churches, or the public library would remain despite a court ruling that allowed the neighboring town of Bethlehem to deny a school digital sign.

BETHLEHEM — This rapidly developing suburban town, next to the state’s capital, plans to protect 300 acres of farmland from two farms that have been operating since the Revolutionary War.

The Berne Planning Board held one workshop last month, and will host another on June 16 at 7 p.m. 

Developer Armand Quadrini recently submitted an application to the town of Guilderland proposing a Planned Unit Development on five parcels from 2298 to 2314 Western Ave., including the site of the former Master Cleaners, currently designated a brownfield by the state’s Department of Conservation.


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