The New Scotland zoning board is being asked to clarify a provision in the zoning that not only impacts Richard Long’s 2080 New Scotland Road project, but every property in the hamlet district subject to that section of the code. 

Initially proposed in April as a 5-megawatt ground-mounted solar array with an ask to chop down over 41 acres of mature forest, Seaboard Solar in May presented the New Scotland Zoning Board of Appeals with a 4.2-megawatt system while shrinking the acreage it intended to fell for the proposed site. 

Jonathan Phillips, the owner and president of his family’s hardware store, told The Enterprise he could have been up and running by the end of the year, but the issue is that the general store and Dunkin’ would be built long before a gas tank would ever get put in the ground. 

Morgan Guilderland Shopping Center LLC on June 25 sold the 15,554-square-foot Park Guilderland Shopping Center and its disputed acreage to K and K Guilderland LLC, a Niskayuna-based limited-liability company that formed a month earlier, according to Department of State filings. 

Wasting no time, on the day the Appellate Court handed down its decision, July 8, Pyramid’s lawyers fired off a letter to a judge in the second case, making him aware of the outcome and asking him to “dismiss the petition in its entirety.”

 In return for a $70.8 million project, Hiawatha Land Development is seeking from the Guilderland IDA about $4.1 million in sales-tax exemptions, about $664,000 in mortgage-recording tax exemptions, and $1.06 million in property-tax exemptions.

Voorheesville and New Scotland were just awarded a $10,000 grant from the Preservation League of New York State to fund a cultural resource survey for the village and the hamlets of New Salem and New Scotland.

Stewart’s Shops filed a lawsuit against Voorheesville in September 2019, claiming there had been a “targeted effort” to prevent Stewart’s from building a new shop on property it owns at 112 Maple Ave., site of the now-closed Smith’s Tavern. 

The laws are “based on the themes” of Westerlo’s new but not-yet-adopted comprehensive plan, said Westerlo Town Board member Matthew Kryzak at a public hearing this week.

When the Greylock Lane subdivision was approved, in 2011, it showed all the houses were going to be built in a line toward the back of each property on the private roadway.


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