Seventy- five houses are proposed for this site,
the last parcel of the largest roadless area in the Pine bush.
Three parcels make up the western section of the largest roadless
area, the DeCaprio Farm site, the site of the proposed Lone
Pine 7 housing development, and this 100 acre site. Located
south of East Lydius Street and north of Old State Road, this
area is approximately 250 acres along the Hungerkill valley
and is not bisected by any roads. Roadless areas are very important
to the ecosystem. Roads, even relatively unused dirt roads,
can prevent plant and animal species from crossing from one
side to another, thus limiting the area inhabited by plant and
animal species, and limiting the biodiversity.
The Planning Board of the Town of Guilderland is the Lead Agency
for this development proposal. This means that the Planning
Board will hold hearings and review the project.
Current Status of the project:
Type I Action for SEQRA - The Planning Board has declared
this proposal a "Type One" action. This means the
developer must write a complete Environmental Impact Statement
on the project.
Scoping Session - The Planning Board held a "Scoping
Session" for the project where the public was allowed to
list issues that should be addressed in the Environmental Impact
Statement. The session was held on April 10. On May 8, the Planning
Board approved the scoping document.
This document outlines the issues the developer must address
in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).
Town of Guilderland Town Hall
Guilderland, New York 12084
We are currently waiting for the developer to write a Draft
Environmental Impact Statement. This document should address
the environmental impacts of the project.
Hearings will be held on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement.
Related Documents and Addresses
View aerial photograph of largest
roadless area in Guilderland showing the location of this proposed
View the Planning Board's Scoping
Document. Note the complete lack of mention of the ecological
importance of this area or even that this proposal is located
in the Pine Bush!
View the Town of Guilderland's meeting
Contact Guilderland Officials.
website about Woodsfield Estates.
Go to the FORCE (Friends Organzied for Responsible Community
Expansion) and view thier ideas about this proposal.