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Town has big ideas for new park

A diagram of the proposed Mohawk Landing park shows  the location of items such as the tennis court, basketball court and the pavilion. This drawing was presented to the public at a Town Board meeting on Thursday, Oct. 20.

A diagram of the proposed Mohawk Landing park shows the location of items such as the tennis court, basketball court and the pavilion. This drawing was presented to the public at a Town Board meeting on Thursday, Oct. 20.

— “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.”

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overtaxed 3 years ago

Really? Just what the town needs, ANOTHER PARK. How about spending these apparently extra funds and install sewers in the north end of town? Boght Corners is the never thought about area of the town where senior citizens are swimming in old septic tanks because they can't afford to replace them. In a town as progressive as Colonie it's just a shame that we still have areas that do not have sewers. We pay the same tax base as the rest of the town and we deserve the same services. What we don't need is ANOTHER PARK. If you feel the need to do something with the space, plant some grass and mow it every once in awhile. It's ironic that whenever someone wants to build or open a business in the town they always have to have "green space". Make that area green space, and modernize the north end of town

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