Ballston Public Hearing, Walmart / Rossi PUDD, Tuesday July 28. Run time 3hrs/20min Hearing starts at the :3o minute mark To comment on this news item, login and post below.[View the story “VIDEO: Ballston Spa Walmart Public Hearing” on Storify]
Watching the process of the proposed Walmart project unfold has been a mixture of fascination, education, shock, disappointment and enlightenment for me. I’ve learned more about the terminology and legalities of what goes into decision making by a town planning board and commercial developers than frankly, I ever thought I’d be interested in knowing.
The existing studies conducted in regards to the Rossi/Walmart project do not adequately address the impact this project will have on traffic on Routes 50 and 67, the surrounding roadways and on the Village of Ballston Spa.
Grassroots Group Continues to Urge Town of Ballston to declare Positive Declaration BALLSTON SPA — The grassroots organization Smart Growth Ballston has launched an on-line petition, according to a press release, urging the Town of Ballston Planning Board to vote for a Positive Declaration (Pos. Dec.) in the Walmart/Rossi Development. A Planning Board decision on a Positive Declaration…
Smart Growth Ballston’s (SGB) purpose in pursuing an appeal of the Planning Board’s decision was to have Rossi/Walmart present their evidence as to whether they had met the requirements of the Planned Unit Development District (PUDD) dated May 31, 2011. The PUDD states that:
BALLSTON SPA – Smart Growth Ballston — a community group opposed to big box development, which it describes as greater than 60,000 square feet — said Tuesday two surveys show a large majority of Ballston voters and local businesses oppose large-scale, big box development in the Town of Ballston.
BALLSTON SPA – The Ballston Planning Board is moving forward with a proposed 136,800-square-foot Walmart to be built at the intersection near Routes 50 and 67, behind McDonalds.
I have listened to many of my friends, neighbors, and citizens opinions regarding whether to build or not build a new Walmart in the Town of Ballston, and after listening to, and respecting and understanding those opinions,
BALLSTON SPA – Story updated June 24 at 2:53 p.m. A Walmart spokesman said the retailer has been advised by the Town of Ballston that the conditions of the PUDD have been met and plans are continuing. Smart Growth Ballston, a community group rallying against the proposed Walmart development in Ballston Spa, says the clock has run…