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MHA Greenport Gardens traffic study disputed

Feb 25, 2015 8:03 am
Siobhan (shiv-ON) Barton is reporting in the Register Star the traffic study submitted by the Mental Health Association of Columbia-Greene Counties in support of its proposed housing project in Greenport has come under fire by opponents of the development and members of the Greenport Planning Board. The study was conducted by Creighton Manning Engineering, an Albany firm. According to the study, traffic on Joslen Blvd. has decreased since 2005, a fact disputed by board members. A former civil engineer for the state Department of Transportation, who is opposed to the development, said the study's methods did not meet state DOT standards. The MHA's Greenport Gardens would consist of 66 units and be located off of Green Acres Road. The facility would provide workforce housing for households that income qualify, and for those with mental health challenges. Read the full story in the Register Star.