Tech park requests PDD changes

Kelly is also seeking to change the PDD requirements as they relate to a town-approved recreation master plan for two areas defined as areas for community use.

The proposal is also asking to have the language changed so that the Round Lake Bypass is "substantially completed" as opposed to "completed" and leaving the "gateway" to Round Lake construction until after the bypass. Kelly said in his letter that this would minimize the impact to Round Lake residents and provide "flexibility" in the timing of the final completion of the Round Lake Bypass.

Another amendment proposal specifies the Route 9 corridor as the critical view shed in the town of Malta. Currently a section of the PDD related to electric power calls for incorporating the necessary landscaping and screening at all critical view sheds, but does not specify those view sheds.

Kelly is also asking for open space and recreational fees to be assessed only on the occupied building space. The PDD lists those fees at 69 cents per square foot for non-residential structures and $1,000 for residential units.

Still related to recreation, another amendment changes language in the PDD related to the technology campus' obligation to connect the campus to the Zim Smith Trail. Acknowledging that this goal is one worthy of pursuing, in his letter Kelly calls in "not within the capability of the LFTCEDC (Luther Forest Technology Campus Economic Development Corp.) to make or guarantee this connectivity as other parties and landowners are involved." Other language related to the completion of trails calls for the "anticipation" of completion of half the trails prior to obtaining a certificate of occupancy. The PDD currently requires those trails to be completed at the time the certificate is issued.""

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