Dutchman Acres plan to be reviewed

"Since then we have completely redesigned all the buildings to have a hamlet look," Chris Meyer said.

His brother echoed the idea.

"We've designed it so that the garages will be offset from the front of the houses, so it has that country hamlet feel," Greg Meyer said.

Meyer said Creighton Manning, an engineering firm, conducted a traffic study and they recommended access from School Road be limited to emergency vehicles only, with the main access coming from Depot Road.

He said the Albany County Department of Public Works is investigating the potential of a roundabout at the corner of School Road and Depot Road, and would have information in seven months, although that would not directly affect the development. Albany County is in the process of hiring a traffic consultant to study the area.

Delaware Engineering has been hired by the Town of Guilderland to review the project. They recommended there be some work on the storm-water basin, but overall they were satisfied with the project.

"In general, they've done a good job with the project. We're happy with it," said Delaware Engineering consultant Ken Johnson.

Dave Dodge, a resident of Neilson Road, said he is in favor of the project, but he inquired about the green space buffers, unit size and storm-water management of the project.

The proposal also includes a possible donation of land to Neilson Road.

Chris Meyer said costs to design the development have already run close to $50,000 and to finish the work after it is approved could cost as much as $70,000.

The entire construction process is estimated at four to six months preparation and infrastructure and two to three years construction. ""

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