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Ginsberg's expansion plan rejected by Ghent board

Nov 11, 2014 8:26 am
Arthur Cusano is reporting in the Register Star the Claverack and Ghent planning boards have split on whether to grant a special permit and site plan approval for the proposed Ginsberg's Foods' expansion plan. The two boards met in a special combined meeting, Mon., Nov. 10. Following a lengthy discussion, the Claverack board unanimously approved the applications, while the Ghent board overwhelmingly rejected the proposal. Members of the Ghent board said they would be willing to work with Ginsberg's if the company wished to reapply. Both planning boards agreed to continue to work together if the food distributor wished to continue to pursue the project. Ginsberg’s new warehouse and maintenance facility would be built on Route 66, directly across from the Gerald R. Simons Industrial Park. Once complete, the building’s total footprint would be approximately 300,000 square feet, and include a 65,000-square-foot freezer and 8,400-square-foot maintenance building. Read the full story in the Register Star.
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