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Coxsackie residents speak out against development

Oct 11, 2017 7:15 am

Amanda Purcell is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media Coxsackie residents spoke out against a proposed modular home development project in the village at a public hearing held Mon., Oct. 9. At the hearing attorneys for the project spoke and a number of residents expressed opposition to the project. Resident Stephanie Burch, a resident of Van Dyck Street, submitted a petition to the town board. “We have received many signatures from members of our community that want this law, or proposal, passed. We would like to keep our community like it is. We are all for growth. We do not see this as growth,” Burch said. The existing infrastructure cannot support an additional 160 homes, given the number of water main breaks that occur, Burch said. She said additional traffic would also present a problem. Other speakers at the hearing echoed Burch's comments. UMH Properties, a real estate investment trust based in Freehold, New Jersey, first proposed building Mountain View Estates, a 280-unit modular home park on a 110-acre former dairy farm on Van Dyck Street in 2006. Since that time there's been no progress made on the project. The town board is now considering an amendment to a local law which would limit the number of manufactured and modular homes permitted within the village of Coxsackie. A vote on the proposed local law has not been scheduled yet. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.

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