Planning Board members did have questions about the project's buildout schedule and what sort of benefits the town might see in tax revenue, and when. Nicolla said if things go well, as much as 500,000 square feet of space could be built in three year's time.
Columbia and its partners are seeking a unique funding structure to fuel construction of the nearly $7 million Vista Boulevard, which will also serve as the project's artery for water, sewer and electricity. The Bethlehem Industrial Development Agency has been asked to help by issuing tax exempt bonds to the builders, a plan that could see more development this month. The bonds would be paid back by park tenants.""