Alplaus development will be harmful to town

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion As a resident of Alplaus since 1977, I am firmly against the proposed Prime Mohawk development of 228 units. This development would more than double the population of Alplaus. It in no way would be beneficial or compatible with the surrounding land uses.Alplaus is a lovely, quiet, walking hamlet, where we enjoy a neighborly lifestyle. Besides doubling our population, this development would greatly increase traffic and destroy a beautiful section of the Mohawk River shoreline that is zoned land conservation.Maybe that doesn’t mean anything to the developer, or even to the Glenville Town Board, but it’s why many of us set down roots here. The addition of this monstrous development makes no sense.The town supervisor has repeatedly told us that the reason for this high-density project is to offset the cleaning of a brownfield where the Mohawk Industrial Park now sits. I firmly believe that it is the present owner’s responsibility to clean this site. The contamination there is well documented, and he has known about it for years. Passing the buck to a builder and then having Alplaus residents deal with the aftermath is shameful.We welcome responsible development with forethought and mindfulness to preserve our hamlet’s integrity as well as its natural surroundings.Kathleen BoyleAlplausMore from The Daily Gazette:Local movie theater operators react to green lightSchenectady County warns of possible COVID-19 exposure at Schenectady restaurant, Rotterdam barFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img