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Durham schedules public hearings on proposed Bosque development

Nov 11, 2021 6:00 am

Andrea Macko is reporting for Porcupine Soup the Durham Town Board has scheduled two public hearings on the Bosque subdivision, to be located off Cornwallville Road and Strong Road, that could bring high-end housing to the hamlet of Cornwallville. After nearly a year of meetings and thousands of pages of documents, the town board will conduct hearings to review the proposal and hear public comment on at 6:30 p.m., Mon., Nov. 22, and at 6 p.m., on Sat., Dec. 11. The hearings will take place at the former Durham Elementary School. Bosque Development of Hudson submitted its proposal to the town of Durham in November 2020 to subdivide 95 acres, and the construction of 12 high-end homes and farming operation. Since it was first presented, public comment at meetings and in correspondence has been largely in opposition of the development. Dozens of “No Subdivision” lawn signs can be seen throughout town. Residents have expressed concerns about the development's potential environmental impact, its traffic impact, and the effect the development will have on the historic character of the hamlet. The town board determined last month that the subdivision will not have significant adverse environmental impacts and issued a negative declaration following the State Environmental Quality Review. Durham does not have a planning board so the town board serves in that capacity. Read the full story at porcupinesoup [dot] com.