Verstandig's plan changes

The applicant will have to make a new detailed plan for utility services to the 13 buildings, and also take the application back to the Albany County Planning Board. The town is treating the new plan as an amendment to the previously approved one and not a new project entirely, which should cut down on the complexity of the review process.

"It's been reviewed for a couple of years now, so I think the board has been pretty aware of it," said Director of Econominc Development and Planning Michael Morelli.

The Verstandig property has not been sold to Keystone yet.

Bolduc said the development would be built in one motion, not in phases.

"We're going to get the infrastructure in there, get a model in there and start selling," he said.

Condominiums have been abandoned in other projects in town. In June, Capital Development Group converted its plans for Hamden Woods, a condominium project in South Bethlehem, to consist instead of 66 twin home units. The developer cited a tight market for condominium financing.

On the other hand, Russell Road Partners is moving forward with a 52-unit condominium development in North Bethlehem called Blessings Corner.""

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