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Route 50 site eyed for Katz project

Development would have at least 170 residences

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An ambitious development that would include more than 60 houses, at least 10 apartment buildings with 11 units each, and a three-story building with commercial space and apartments is envisioned for Route 50 in the town of Ballston. Developer Mark Katz, owner of a line of storage centers, is asking the town to approve a mixed-use Planned Unit Development District south of Meadowbrook Court and McCrea Hill Road. The project, which was discussed in a ...

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August 19, 2013
12:01 p.m.

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Same concern as was raised with the proposed Capiello Farm development a few years back: Increased pressure on the BH-BL schools, overcrowding in the elementary schools, especially Stevens, and requiring a new bus garage.

August 19, 2013
12:37 p.m.
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August 19, 2013
4:42 p.m.

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With on-line retail growing, and local retail space going vacant for years, the Town of Ballston does not need more retail space. Nor is there a need for more tightly=packed housing, often sold to poor fools who think they're buying a little bit of the countryside, but end up complaining about kite-flying.The only person profiting is the developer and I can't think of a single reason to make him richer while sacrificing the town.