Positive Declaration

Albany County - The Town Board, Town of Bethlehem, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Nigro Commercial Development - Route 9W may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the application for Building Project Approval in an existing Planned Commercial District. The proposal is to construct a 349,630-square-foot shopping center with parking for 1,851 vehicles. The center would consist of five free-standing structures housing a discount superstore, home improvement center, restaurant, fast-food restaurant and bank. Project acreage equals 75.78 acres, of which, 44.5+/- acres will be developed. The project concept plan indicates access would come from two driveways along U.S. Route 9W and an additional driveway along Bender Lane (a town street). The project is located at Bethlehem Town Hall, 445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY.

Contact: Jeffrey Lipnicky, Town Planner, Town of Bethlehem, 445 Delaware Ave., Delmar, NY 12054, (518) 439-4955, ext. 159.