COLONIE – The proposal to build a new DePaula Chevrolet dealership and repair shop at the intersection of Troy-Schenectady and Mill roads has been withdrawn.
It was slated to come before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday, May 5. But a representative for DePaula, Daniel Hershberg, pulled the project before the ZBA had a chance to weighed in.
Last month, the ZBA held a public hearing and one Mill Road resident was staunchly opposed, citing traffic at the already busy intersection and the impact the project would have on his residential neighborhood.
The plan was initially rejected by the town’s Building Department Manager because it failed to meet the required 200-foot setback between land zoned for a single family residence and a commercial building.
DePaula disputed that decision, and asked the ZBA to weigh in on the 15,500-square-foot dealership, the 7,500-square-foot service bay and parts department and a 1,728-square-foot car wash.
The dealership would have been built with a 178-foot setback and the repair shop would have been built with a 131-foot setback.
If the setback issues were resolved by the ZBA, the project would still need site plan and other approvals from the town Planning Board.
According to Sara Wiest, a spokeswoman for the town, there is no other pending proposal for the land that currently is home to commercial buildings.