Guilderland food distributor scraps expansion plans

McKay said that for now, due to the delays associated with permitting and because of prohibiting costs, the company will remain at its location in Guilderland. He said that the company has not yet decided if it will seek another location in the future.

DiLallo said that several conditional approvals granted for the project, including a change in zoning, will likely be scrapped as well.

"Unless we get another project that is nearly identical to take that location, which isn't very likely, it's kind of likely it will revert back to the town board for a zone change," said DiLallo.

DiLallo said the land was previously zoned for agricultural use.

Rotterdam Supervisor Steven Tommasone said he felt that an update to the town's comprehensive plan could include forecasting for the Burdeck Street corridor where the project was proposed.

"If the town had planned differently in the past, it would look differently today," said Tommasone of the area. "We have to make sure we have the appropriate zoning to allow for different types of zoning and the town has to continue to improve its infrastructure."

Tommasone said that if a sewer line and proper zoning had been in place years ago, the failed McLane's project may have come to fruition.

"There's potential there," said Tommasone. "Hopefully there will be other projects that will bring jobs to the town.""

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