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Introduction to the Department
The intent and purpose of the Planning and Economic Development Department is to provide accurate, timely land use information, assist the general public in matters of planning and land use regulations, and serve as ombudsman for coordination of site related issues and topics.
1. The administration of land use regulations, staff support to the Planning Board, Significant Environmental Areas Management Appeals Board (SEAMAB), and the Town Board on matters of planned development districts, zoning district modifications, and other planning related local legislation.
2. A repository for Town records regarding commercial and residential development actions, services to the general public regarding land use regulations and processes.
3. Planning is involved in the preparation of long range planning issues such as the development of the Town wide Comprehensive Plan, Land Use Management Technical Report, subdivision regulations, Generic Environmental Impact Statements, the creation and revision of new and existing local laws and rezoning recommendations.
4. Provide information to the public on the location of wetlands, floodplains, protected watercourse areas, and other types of planning and/or project related information.
5. The Planning and Economic Development Department interacts with the Colonie Industrial Development Agency to assist in the retention and creation of jobs and tax base within the Town.
6. The Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) maintains the Town's open space inventory, promotes interest in the environment through bulletin board displays, public relations, and educational presentations. The CAC supports efforts involved with the acquisition of environmentally significant properties located within the Town and also works with the Environmental Services Department to coordinate and assist in the Town's Hazardous Waste Day.
State Environmental Quality Review
Notice of Completion of Final Supplemental GEIS
Lead Agency: Town of Colonie Planning Board
Public Operations Center
347 Old Niskayuna Road
Latham, New York 12110
Date: September 3, 2008
This notice is issued pursuant to Part 617 of the implementing regulations pertaining to Article 8 (State Environmental Quality Review Act) of the Environmental Conservation Law.
A Final Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement has been completed and accepted for the proposed action described below.
Name of Action : Canterbury Crossing Planned Development District
Location : 1035 Loudon Road, Town of Colonie, Albany County
Description of Action :
Proposed rezoning from Single-Family Residential to Planned Development District, and development of 78 single family lots, 42 carriage homes, 152 multi-family condominium units, 58 senior citizen condominium units, 30,000 sq. ft. office space, and 6,000 sq. ft. retail space.
SEQR Classification : Type I
Potential Environmental Impacts :
The proposed project site is located within the Boght Road / Columbia Street Area GEIS study area. The Supplemental GEIS was prepared to address potential significant adverse environmental impacts with respect to water (impacts on freshwater wetlands), aesthetic resources, historic and archeological resources, transportation, and public health that were not adequately addressed in the GEIS.
Copies of the Draft and Final EIS may be obtained from:
Planning and Economic Development Department
347 Old Niskayuna Road
Phone No.: (518) 783-2741
Available on the Web at www.colonie.org/pedd , under Planning Initiatives and Reports
A copy of this Notice Sent to:
Paula A. Mahan, Supervisor (w/Final EIS)
NYSDEC Region 4 (w/ Final EIS)
New York State Department of Transportation Region 1 (w/ Final EIS)
Albany County Department of Health (w/ Final EIS)
Rosen Development Co., Inc.
Teresa Bakner, Whiteman, Osterman, and Hanna
For additional information, please call 783-2741,email firstname.lastname@example.org
1) How can I find out the status of my project?
The best way to find out how your project is doing in the application process is to speak with the Planner who is handling it. If that Planner is not available, you can leave a message, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. If you call to find out if your project was approved at the Planning Board meeting, usually that information is readily available.
2) What is on the agenda for Tuesday's Planning Board meeting?
You can call our Agenda Hotline number at 783-1511, or go to the Planning Board meeting agenda on this web site.
3) How do I find out what is planned for a specific site?
The placards displayed at the site may
give a brief description of the project proposed for that area.
More information can be obtained by calling 783-2741 and speaking
to someone at our office. You may also come in to the office
to review the file before the Planning Board meeting or attend
the Planning Board meeting on the date and location listed on
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm