NISKAYUNA: Fight goes petition route

The new site plan, unveiled before Christmas, includes some additional protections for the Ingersoll Home and the original structure will no longer be moved to a back portion of the lot as initially proposed.

James Boglioli, the attorney for Highbridge Development LLC, highlighted the importance of the changes in a recent letter to the town board saying the latest proposal, "will not have any significant adverse impacts on the environment," if it is approved.

In an unusual step, the developers have also provided the town with the preliminary results of an archaeological study designed to minimize any impact construction of a multi-million dollar shopping complex will have on the site.

But that isn't enough, Champagne said. "We don't need another mall," she said. "They are talking about taking the heart out of this site and offering us crumbs that we won't accept." ""

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