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New Scotland to set hearing on size cap

The New Scotland Town Board is scheduled to set a date for a public hearing regarding a local law that would limit the size of retail developments in the town's commercial zone, according to Supervisor Tom Dolin's office.

The Town Board will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Jan., 14.

\The limitations incorporate the concepts and goals set forth in the Town's Comprehensive Land Use Plan and the Citizens' Zoning Advisory Committee Report. They prohibit large, regional-drawing, retail projects and instead encourage community-focused, economically viable development, said Daniel Mackay, spokesperson for New Scotlanders for Sound Economic Development.

According to NS4SED the law is co-sponsored by Dolin and Town Board Member Doug LaGrange, and would change the zoning law to limit new retail or wholesale buildings at 50,000 square feet for individual developments and a group of retail or wholesale stores at 100,000 square feet within the commercial zone.

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