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January 6, 2014

Huge Plattsburgh residential development advances

Zoning change could bring 250 lots to Town of Plattsburgh

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PLATTSBURGH —

That part of the process could take another few months, LaBarge said.

Once all that is accomplished, the developers can submit formal plans for subdivisions to the Town Planning Board for approval.

PHASED DEVELOPMENT

Development is expected to be done in phases of 20 to 25 lots at a time. 

The plan does not limit development to manufactured housing. Modular or stick-built homes would also be allowed.

Lot sizes would be 9,000 square feet, which provides enough space for a 1,600-square-foot home and a garage.

Initial plans call for winding roads through the development, to help keep traffic speeds under control and create a more family-friendly environment.

Water and sewer from the town and natural gas from New York State Electric and Gas are available.

IMPACT CONSIDERED

The property is on the edge of several mobile-home parks along Rugar Street and Military Turnpike. 

Town Supervisor Bernie Bassett said moving toward a Planned Development District has led to what looks like a much better plan for that development. 

“I think the end result of these zoning amendments is a good example of working with a project but also looking at the impacts on an area,” he said.

Bassett said the plan would also make a nice transition from the western end of Rugar Street moving east and could pave the way for additional development.

“I think this will be a significant benefit to additional development of that area,” he said.

Email Dan Heath:dheath@pressrepublican.com

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