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Ghent Planning Board rejects Ginsberg's proposal

Dec 04, 2014 7:48 am
Katie Kocijanski is reporting in the Register Star Ginsberg’s Foods application for a special use permit for its expansion project was rejected by the Ghent Planning Board on a 5 to 2 vote, Wed., Dec. 3. The board found when considering the proposal the overall size of the building and the overnight high-intensity lighting were problems. The board said the scale of the building and the 24/7 activity at the location was contrary to what was intended for the town's Limited Commercial/Business District. The scale of the building proposed was also cited as a possible hindrance to the development of neighboring properties. The building planned would measure 1,000 feet long by more than 300 feet wide and 50 feet tall. And the board also determined there would be an insufficient supply of water in the event of a catastrophic fire. Ginsberg’s Vice President of Operations John Brusie and Columbia County Commissioner of Planning/Economic Development Kenneth J. Flood were present for the vote. Read the full story in the Register Star.