continued “If these properties do not get rezoned and we are not able to move forward with a CVS here then there is the question of which CVS survives — Broadway or five corners,” Zee said.
Yuille said if CVS did leave, it could lead to another business being interested in building a new store in town.
“We did have a competitor of CVS who was looking at site, had it all approved and ready to come into Rotterdam, but backed out at the last minute,” Yuille said. “Now without CVS competition in Rotterdam that particular company might decide to come back into Rotterdam.”
Rotterdam resident and business owner Bobby Iovinella urged the commission to encourage commercial development in town to offset residential taxes.
“We have the highest tax rate besides Schenectady for residents,” Iovinella said.
The Rotterdam Town Board still has the final say on whether to accept or deny the zoning change.