Linda Champagne 518-346-8316
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Residents seek moratorium, published February 16
in the Niskayuna Spotlight
Announcement! View the Hearing:
The hearing will be cable cast on 16 several times.
PART 1: Friday Feb 2 10:30PM
PART 2: Tuesday Feb. 6 10:00 PM
FULL HEARING 3 hours:
Wednesday Feb. 6 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Other times may be scheduled.
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Download Photo Pictorial Against the Mall
Presented by Jennifer Wilkerson on 1/23/07 Hearing
Announcement, Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Hearing Ideas and Points to Consider for
Tuesday, January 23
Skip the 'state of the union' on
and join the 'state of Niskayuna' rally and gathering
at 7 p.m. Town Hall, Niskayuna, where the action is.
Urge a NO vote on the Special Use Permit.
The vote is close.
One swing vote could save us from a Mall
at Ingersoll/Duncan/Schuyler/Stanford lands.
Public Hearing, Tuesday, January 23
Yes, the King's Royal Yorkers are Coming!
Well, one man is representing the
Captain Richard Duncan Company.
Sign the Petition to Niskayuna Town Board
Supervisor Luke Smith and Council
Editorial - Posted 12-28-06
ALERT! Bonding Threatens Stanford Home
We are Citizens Working Together and Dedicated to Preservation
of the Historic Landscape and Elegant Mansion in Niskayuna, on State
Street and Balltown Road, known now as the Ingersoll Residence. This
has been a Niskayuna Home and Country Estate, from Colonial Times in
the 1760s; Current brick building built c.a. 1816 for his family by
Niskayuna Town Supervisor Harmanus P. Schuyler; Home to five generations
of the world renowned Leland and Charles Stanford Family, thus our
chosen name for the home; Used since 1920s as a community- subsidized
and locally tax-exempt, NY State licensed Charity for an Adult Home.
The facility is presently under-used, serving about 23 people, and
losing $10,000 per month. Plans to sell the land, dismember the home,
level the hill, and build a mall, will permit developers to benefit
from 80-years of tax-exemption.
We seek to find a productive and suitable use for the future of the
building as it now exists upon the hill, and the surrounding parklands.
The 12.5 acres remaining are the center of: The elegant Hermitage of
800-acres established by John Duncan in the 1760s; Then becoming the
200 acres of farmlands during the Stanford family's use from the 1850s
to the 1920s; Then becoming the charitable memorial Ingersoll Adult Home.
The current trustees of Ingersoll Residence plan to sell the entire site
for $3.5 million and move to a yet to-be-built 74 bed facility in Niskayuna,
which will cost $11.5 million to construct on a 4 acre site on Consaul
Photos of the Sanford Home:
Articles about the Stanford Home:
Eyes N.Y. "Mount Vernon",
from Preservation Online, 11/9/06
New York State Historic Archaeological Site Inventory