Ray told the board that "because of the actual configuration of the property itself, there is no way to put the building on that property."
Essentially, he said, these homes would have to be demolished.
Kevin Walsh, chairman of the Planning Board, noted that the plan is in the beginning phases.
"There are a lot of things we have to look at, like protecting the neighborhood," said Walsh.
From here, the plan will move onto the Zoning Board of Appeals for a variance and then back to the Planning Board for a site plan review.
Many Niskayuna residents use this CVS to fill their prescriptions. If the plan goes through, a state-approved trailer would be located on the back of the property where all prescriptions would be filled and some basic health and beauty aids would be sold.
According to Ray, construction of the project would take anywhere from 24 to 28 weeks, weather permitting. This includes moving out of the old store and into the new one.