continued “It’s a good compromise under the current circumstances,” said Razzano. “It will be very much appreciated by the thousands of people who use the bike path. I think it really compliments Lions Park. And I hope people see it as complimentary as opposed to competing with Lions Park.”
Joe Zoske, another member of the Mohawk River Community Partners, said the project was “a positive reuse concept” but had some concerns as to whether there had been an environmental study done or if there was any wetlands in the area.
“It will be done through the demolition process,” said LaCivita. “We’re looking holistically at the site. We’re looking to get into the grant application so there’s some leeway to the design. We’re not held to this. The devil is in the details and we don’t know the details yet.”
David Rowley, president of the Town of Colonie’s IDA, said this is the perfect time to try and get a new park in there and is ready to work with the town to get things rolling.
“We need to seize the moment,” he said. “I think the alignment of the planets is right to move forward on this.”