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Clay approves Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan

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' 'The board closed three public hearings dealing with development along Route 31 near Caughdenoy Road.

Three separate applicants had approached the board with zone change applications last April for adjoining properties. Richard J. Alt, Donald W. Alt and Marilyn Alt sought a change from RA-100 to HC-1 at 5236 Route 31 and vacant land on Route 31; John E. Davis and Davis Ventures sought a change from RA-100 to HC-1 at 5064, 5154 and 5170 Route 31; and Clay Park LLC sought a change from RA-100 to HC-1 at the southwest corner of Route 31 and Caughdenoy Road and from RA-100 to R-TH on part of the same property. The proposals also included the construction of a road from Caughdenoy to Stearns to run parallel to Route 31.

Since that time, the developers have been working together to come up with a plan for the development of the parcels.

The town board held a joint meeting with the planning board and the developers on Nov. 19 to discuss the development. Ulatowski said the meeting went well and the town was especially interested in the concept of a parallel road.

It's an attractive option that I think will help mitigate any of the traffic issues from that new development, he said. This is a unique project with a unique scope.

The town still has not received word back from the state regarding a traffic study on the area, something Bray said is not on the town's shoulders or those of the developer.

There has been some reluctance on the part of the state, she said. They seem to be changing not just the way they respond to projects but their processes with municipalities on development issues.

The board will make a decision on the zone changes after it receives a recommendation from the planning board.

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