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Data will then be used to calculate the cumulative impact on traffic patterns and sewer infrastructure.

NEW SCOTLAND — The lack of public infrastructure in New Scotland has helped maintain a rural charm many residents value, a characteristic long lost in the neighboring suburban towns of Guilderland and Bethlehem.

GUILDERLAND — The town is considering changes to its zoning code, including one that would clarify where senior independent-living facilities can be built. This may stymie the Viscusi Builders’ hope of building a facility at 493 Church Road.

Pyramid’s new proposals related to the apartment complex it hopes to build on Rapp Road include dead-ending Rapp Road to prevent through traffic, and moving the end of Gipp Road.

More vehicles travel the portion of Western Avenue between Route 155 and Carman Road every day — over 40,000 — than travel along Wolf Road in front of Colonie Center.

The Ballet Barn, for many years the home of a thriving dance-education program run by local doctor Jane DeRook, is now bounded on two sides by senior projects

As open space becomes scarce, municipalities are looking to their zoning code to help stem the tide of development.

Wayne Crounse of 2071 Western Ave. remembers a grassroots effort by housewives from Western Avenue in the 1950s who wanted a traffic light at the corner of Route 20 and State Farm Road. New Karner Road had not yet been built.

Voorheesville will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 28, to receive feedback from residents on the proposed law to update the village’s zoning code.

While the town board will have the final say on the proposed multi-use recreational district in Knox, the planning and zoning boards have already weighed in, with mixed results.

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