The Clifton Park planning board gave final site approval to a proposed development by Cillis Builders to construct a 12-lot subdivision off of Bruno Road on 13.8 acres.
The applicant has received permits from both the Army Corps of Engineers and the state Department of Environmental Conservation. Under the state environmental quality review act, the project has been declared to not have any adverse impacts on the land and surrounding properties.
Gavin Vuillaume, representing Cillis, said the drainage improvement plan that the board requested had been finalized.
And none too soon, considering all the rain we’ve been having, Vuillaume said.
Final approval is contingent upon minor revisions being completed.
The board also gave conceptual plan approval to Waite Meadows Subdivision, a 33-lot subdivision to be located at 626 Waite Road.
The 125-acre parcel is located on the east side of Tanner Road, north of the intersection with Route 146 in a conservation residential zone, and will be served by municipal water and sewer services that will be extended from Route 146.
The approval comes after an extensive review and modification process between the planning board and the developer, represented by Dominick Arico.
The project was initially presented to the board as a 144-unit subdivision. Some of the extensive revisions include an upgraded entrance into the development, a multi-use path and cluster development of homes to increase open space.
`As far as the trail goes, I like the layout taking the trail into the wooded area. It will be a very nice feature of the subdivision,` said Steven Bulger, planning board chairman. `I think it is very important that everybody remember that we have been looking at this application for a long time now and the original proposal that we reviewed was 144 units. We are down to basically the low 30s (units) now, and in my opinion this is the best example of the beneficial impact of the town adopting the GIS (Geographical Information Systems) zoning regulations. The town board should be commended for adopting them. We have come a long way, and I think it looks great and will be a terrific subdivision.`
The next step for the subdivision will be preliminary site approval.
Vuillaume also came before the board with a proposal for Parkland Development, which would see the construction of six duplex units on 5 acres on the northern side of Route 146.
A proposed homeowners association will be responsible for maintenance of common lands and a private road that will provide access to the site. Vuillaume explained that the proposed access road will align with the entrance to the recently approved Brookhaven subdivision. A future connection to land to the west has been illustrated on the plan.
`The plan will incorporate pockets of open space as part of the plan and possibly a trail connection towards Sterling Heights Drive,` Vuillaume said.
The board recommended that open space remain on the northwest section of the property, and will continue to work with the applicant to make adjustments regarding road access and alignment.“