Stewart's Shops

Obstructions to Stewart’s Shops building a new shop at its Altamont location continue to fall by the wayside, as the company receives once-already approved rezone requests and, more recently, the lawsuit that had brought the project to a halt was dropped. 

After deciding to put off making a decision until after the holidays, the Altamont Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Feb. 11 for Stewart’s Shops variance requests for its proposed Altamont Boulevard project.

Nearly a year after approving the rezone of 107-109 Helderberg Ave., the Altamont Village Board again voted to rezone the property last month, placing Stewart’s Shops back on the path to get the permission it needs from the village’s other boards to build a new store. This week, the company made variance requests of the zoning board. 

Nearly a year after approving the rezone of 107-109 Helderberg Ave., which triggered a lawsuit over the decision, the Altamont Village Board again voted to rezone the property. 

For the second straight month, the Altamont Village Board pushed off its decision on rezoning 107-109 Helderberg Ave.

112 Maple Ave. in Voorheesville.

Stewart’s Shops has announced that, for the first time in company history, it is suing a municipality because of what it claims is a “targeted effort to prevent Stewart’s” from building a new shop on property it owns at 112 Maple Ave. in the village. 

Citing the need for further review, the Altamont Board of Trustees made no decision on the rezone of 107-109 Helderberg Ave.

At its September meeting, the Altamont Board of Trustees has a chance to finally lay to rest a problem that has roiled the village, its residents, and Stewart’s Shops for much of 2019. 

The lawsuit filed by a group of Altamont residents over the village board’s 2018 rezone of 107-109 Helderberg Ave., has triggered an entire review of Stewart’s application. On Monday, the planning board got its chance to weigh in on the proposal. 

Less than a year after the Altamont Board of Trustees approved the rezoning of 107-109 Helderberg Ave. so that Stewart’s could expand its Altamont Boulevard shop, the village board will again take up the rezone request. 

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