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Clifton Park warehouse project takes step forward

Clifton Park warehouse project takes step forward

Plans call for a large combined warehouse and office space project
Clifton Park warehouse project takes step forward
Photographer: Gazette File Photo

CLIFTON PARK — A large-scale warehouse project slated for Route 9 in Clifton Park was advanced to a preliminary review state by the planning board at its Tuesday meeting. 

The plans call for a large combined warehouse and office space project, with two buildings totaling 160,000 square feet.

The proposed project site is located on a parcel split between the towns of Halfmoon and Clifton Park at 1902 Route 9, on the road's west side, near its intersection with Leibach Lane. 

The entire parcel measures over 57 acres. Approximately five of those acres fall in the town of Halfmoon, while the remainder are located in the town of Clifton Park.

The entire parcel is zoned Light Industrial.

The applicant, M.J. Properties of Clifton Park, also owns the parcels located to the north, west and south of the project site, documents submitted to the Planning Board indicate. Tenants for the proposed project were not named nor described in the documents. 

The proposed project will be developed in phases, according to a submitted project narrative. Phase one would involve the construction of two structures combining warehouse and office space: one measuring 60,000 square feet, the other measuring 100,000 square feet. 

The larger building would house 90,000 square feet of warehouse space and 10,000 square feet of office space, while the smaller building would house 54,000 square feet of warehouse space and 6,000 square feet of office space. The site that will house the first phase of development measures just over 13 acres.

The warehouses would include loading dock space as well as room for tractor-trailers to maneuver. There would be 197 parking spaces.

At peak hours, according to project documents, there would be at most 72 employees in the warehouse areas.

The applicants also are seeking to subdivide the parcel into three sites: one piece will be home to the new development, one set aside for future development, and the third will remain untouched.

The entire site is currently vacant and mostly wooded, though some areas already have been logged, according to project documents.

Water service will be provided by the Clifton Park Water Authority with hookups to the Saratoga County sewer system.

The project is being designed by Malta-based Lansing Engineering.

The project will head back to the Planning Board for further adjustments at a later date.

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