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COLONIE — The applicant for a senior housing project approved in 2011 is asking the town to allow fewer units.
The town initially approved a Planned Development District for 170 market rate units and 90 assisted living units on 36.6 acres of vacant land known as 1 Alice Ave.
Stewart Hoffman, the applicant, now wants to build 140 market rate units while the number of assisted living units will remain unchanged.
The 140 units will be in a redesigned building that will occupy the same square footage that was previously approved and the complex will include an attached indoor pool and an outdoor patio area. There will be parking for 216 vehicles and include 27 enclosed garage spaces in two separate structures, which equates to a little more than 1.5 spaces per unit.
The plan calls for the construction of sidewalks to and around the buildings and an 1,100-foot road leading from Route 2 to the site. A second road tying into Eastern Avenue will be used for emergency vehicles only.
A scenic overlook will get constructed.
Phase 1 includes the market rate apartments and Phase II consists of the assisted living units.
The buildings will total just more than 53,000 square feet.
Alice Avenue is located on the town line with Watervliet and is between Route 2 and Boght Road.
The plan was slated to go before the Planning Board on Tuesday, Sept. 25, but the meeting was cancelled due to illnesses. It is not clear if the board will reschedule or if it will continue on with its twice-monthly meeting schedule.