continued Hershberg said the plans exceed the town’s 35 percent green space requirement at about 48 percent. Although waivers for proposals aren’t usually discussed during sketch plan reviews, Hershberg said he wanted to make sure the company would not be penalized if green space is lost due to roadway enhancements after construction.
“We agree that the project should not be penalized for green space lost for having to accommodate future public infrastructure improvements,” Town Designated Engineer Joe Grasso said.
Board member Kathleen Dalton had some concerns about effects on the wildlife in the area. Hershberg said there won’t be any impact on wildlife, especially the Karner blue butterflies.
LaCivita said the project is expected to proceed quickly.
“We’re very, very happy they’ve decided to stay in Colonie,” LaCivita said. “We are happy they were working with us … this is where the majority of their people are.”