Greene County to buy land next to Thruway Exit 21
Melanie Lekocevic is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media that Greene County officials have committed to buying land adjacent to the New York State Thruway. The 2.216-acre parcel, next to Thruway Exit 21, has a purchase price of $421,000, according to a resolution adopted October 12, by the Greene County Legislature. The New York State Thruway Authority Board approved the sale on September 27. The land will be consolidated with the nearly 5-acre site that was the former location of the Quality Inn. The motel had been abandoned and was eventually demolished in January 2019. The Greene County Industrial Development Agency will look to market the combined site for a variety of uses, IDA Executive Director Rene VanSchaack said. “The purchase of this excess Thruway land increases the available redevelopment acreage by 40 percent, as well as places acreage back on the tax rolls,” Greene County Legislature Chair Patrick Linger, said in a statement. “The acquisition of this parcel will not only remove significant hurdles to the redevelopment of the former Quality Inn site, but it will also allow for the ability to site additional businesses at the location.” Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.