COLONIE — The Planning Board, on Tuesday, March 26, gave Crisafulli Associates, an Albany Shaker Road developer, the final OK to build a 63,752-square-foot building on 5.5 acres of land on Old Niskayuna Road.
In February, 2018, the board granted concept acceptance to the plan that at the time was a 64,000-square-foot building. In August, 2018, the company was back before the board and asked for a slightly larger building to accommodate a tenant. That deal fell through, and Crisafulli was granted approval for a building closer to the original size.
The land is just west of the intersection with Wade Road and abuts the Albany International Airport.
The one-story, metal framed building is designed for multiple tenants and may include some 8,000-square-foot of office space along with warehouse space and loading docks.
On member of the public spoke about the possibility of having hazardous waste stored at the site but the narrative submitted to the Planning Board states use of the building will conform to existing town code.
It could employ up to 50 people and is projected to generate between 15 and 30 new trips per the afternoon and morning rush hours. Access will be on a drive from Old Niskayuna Road.
Of the 5.4 acres, 26.8 percent will be for the building and another 37.3 percent for pavement leaving 35.9 percent of the land as greenspace.
It is in the Airport Business Area zoning and is not projected to have a significant impact on any town services like water, sewer or communications.