COLONIE — Ben Radtke, the proprietor of T&T Body King is proposing to build six, one-story warehouse buildings on Old Niskayuna Road.
The 13 acres near the Pepsi bottling plant and across Old Niskayuna Road from the Davey Tree Service company is home to T&T, a snowplow and heavy truck equipment supply and repair shop since 1967. The company was started on Route 9 by Ben Radtke’s grandfather, according to the company website, in a one-bay garage in 1960.
A sketch plan of the project was introduced to the Planning Board on Tuesday, Jan. 21. It includes building six, one-story buildings for a total of 176,400 square feet of flex warehouse use.
The project will be developed in three phases, according to the narrative submitted to the Planning Department by the engineering firm of Hershberg & Hershberg on behalf of Radtke. It will include parking for 295 vehicles, loading areas and room for tractor trailer circulation.
It is anticipated that 35 percent of the 13 acres will remain greenspace.
Right now the property is divided into six different tax parcels but the plan is to merge them into one.
The land is zoned for industrial use and there are no waivers being requested.
A sketch plan is a way to introduce a project to the Planning Board and the public. The board must grant concept acceptance and then approve a final site plan before construction can begin.