Save the Pine Bush Action Alert on Proposed Hotel

Proposed Office Complex
in the Pine Bush

A developer proposes to build a 5-acre office complex on Washington Avenue Extension in front of the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Home.

Karner Blue Butterflies used to occupy this site, which is classified as a full protection area in the Pien Bush by the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission. It may be very important to the survival of the Karner Blue

Let Your Voice Be Heard

The Albany Common Council will hold a hearing on re-zoning for this proposed Residence Inn Hotel

Date: Monday, December 5, 2005
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Second Floor , Albany City Hall, Eagle Street, Albany, NY
Who should attend: Everyone who wants to see the Pine Bush protected

Everyone who opposes re-zoning this land should attend and make their voices heard.

Summary of Issues

  • It is prime Pine Bush ecosystem, classified as a full protection area by the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission.
  • Karner Blues occupied this site until a few years ago.
  • Blue lupine still grows on this site.
  • No study has been conducted to see if Frosted Elfin occupy this site.

Time Line as of November 29. 2005

  • On November 21, the Albany Common Council decided NOT to require an Environmental Impact Statement to be prepared.
  • Next step is for the Albany Common Council to hold a hearing on whether or not the land should be re-zoned. The hearing is scheduled for Monday, December 5.


Want to Get Involved?

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