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COLONIE — Michael Giovanone is proposing to modify plans for a project approved in 2010 and build a two-story, 20,000-square-foot office building and a 10,783-square-foot storage facility on Old Sparrowbush Road.
According to the narrative, he wants to subdivide the 2.84-acre site and with one lot dedicated to the office building and the second for the storage units.
According to the narrative, if approved the building will take up 16.8 percent of the site, pavement and concrete 40.8 percent and 42.4 percent would remain green space.
The site is located within the Highway Commercial Office Residential zone, which does allow for this type of development, and Giovanone is looking for one waiver, to allow parking in the front of the building.
According to accepted formulas, the site will generate 33 vehicular trips during the afternoon peak hours which, according to the narrative, will not have a significant impact on traffic patterns along Sparrowbush and Old Sparrowbush roads.
In 2010, the town approved the site plan for a three-story, 40,234-square-foot office building with 135 parking spots.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, a revised sketch plan was presented to the Planning Board as a way to introduce the project.
Facility proposed for Fifth Street
COLONIE — Peter Luizzi and Brothers Contracting is looking to build three office buildings, a maintenance building and a storage yard on Fifth Street.
There is 82 acres of vacant land, and Luizzi Brothers is looking to subdivide, with 23 acres dedicated to this project. The land is technically known as 950 Fifth St. and also has frontage along First Street. The land backs up to the B&H Railroad tracks to the west.
The applicant presented a sketch plan, an introduction of the project by the applicant to the Planning Board, on Tuesday, Sept. 11.
The three office buildings would have a total area of 35,000 square feet, the maintenance building would be 16,000 square feet and an accompanying storage yard would encompass 9.5 acres which would be the new headquarters for the construction company.
The area is zoned industrial and while the narrative does say some noise will get generated from the site “it is no different than the noises that currently are generated at the adjacent areas which are also industrial operations.”
Using accepted formulas, the project will generate an estimated 1.5 trips per 1,000-square-foot, or in this case 77 additional trips during the morning peak hours. According to the narrative, the main two points of access, First Street and Lincoln Avenue, can handle the additional traffic.
Luizzi is looking for two waivers: for building setback being greater than 50 feet and allowing parking in the front of the building.
A sketch plan review is a way for an applicant to introduce the project to the Planning Board and no formal action was taken.