GLENVILLE — The Glenville Town Board will host a public hearing on May 2 about plans for what could become the largest apartment development in town: a 319-unit mixed-use development.
The board voted this week to set the hearing to begin at 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Residents will be able to sound off on a zoning change needed for the Dutch Meadows mixed-use planned development district to proceed.
The project, proposed by Richbell Capital of Saratoga Springs, is planned for a 30.4-acres parcel on Dutch Meadow Lane, east of Route 50. It calls for construction of 286 apartment units, 33 townhouse units and two commercial buildings — one about 40,000 square feet, and the other 4,000 square feet. The development would be on vacant land to the west of a Wal-Mart Supercenter and other Freemans Bridge Road commercial development. It would be bordered on the south by railroad tracks.
The town Planning and Zoning Commission earlier this month recommended approval of the project, but with conditions, including suggesting that the Town Board ask to have more commercial uses included in the project and that the board "carefully weigh" the project's housing density.