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Leveille said the three workshops will be intensive and several talented individuals will be asked to come up with ideas and a concept to implement.

"We want the town to buy into something a little more challenging and complex," said Leveille. "The dynamics are here."

The New Scotland Road area of Bethlehem is already one of the busiest in the town with a Price Chopper Plaza, post office, medical plaza and several other shops. A new Vista Technology Park just behind the proposed hamlet between LaGrange and Mahar roads will be home to at least 3,000 new employees who will be looking for places to go for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Pedestrian links and nature trails are already under consideration by many town, county and state officials to go with the Vista Park development.

"People are looking for sustainable alternatives," said Leveille in regard to the future of Slingerlands. "The dynamics are in place for a truly special location we can live in."

Exit 15 off the Northway in Saratoga is one area officials point to as a pedestrian friendly hamlet currently under construction with a new hotel and other attractions.""

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