Slingerlands apartments taking shape

Planners say wetlands preclude this hamlet from being hamlet-like

— In fact, the trees fronting New Scotland Avenue now would be left largely intact, save for the entrance into the development.

The Planning Board tabled the project and asked the developer to return with more details.

In other planning news, residents are reminded that there will be a public hearing on Wednesday, Oct. 12, on the draft scoping document for the Wemple Corners project.

This is an additional step in the environmental review pursuant to the developer’s request to rezone the Glenmont land from mixed economic development to hamlet. There has already been some discussion about what that review will entail (which is the purpose of the scoping document) including for how big of an area the developer should be required to study the project’s traffic impact.

Wemple Corners is proposed as a development of 470 apartments, 56 twin homes and 145,000 square feet of various commercial space at the corner of Wemple Road and Route 9W. Some of the apartments would be set aside for seniors.

The public hearing will be at the start of the Town Board meeting at 6 p.m., at Town Hall. Written comments will be accepted through Monday, Oct. 17.

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