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Development in Albany Pine Bush – 2010 to 2020

Albany County Tax records show that 253 acres of Pine Bush were forever lost to development between 2010 and 2020.

Acres in Study AreaAcres Developed with a Building *%Acres Preserved **%Acres Undeveloped
or Used for Highways / Landfill ***
%
13,0055,72344.0%3,31725.5%3,96530.5%
* Acres developed does not include highways or other developments that do not contain buildings. ** Albany Pine Bush Commission managed lands *** County tax parcels that do not contain a building on them currently.
Buildings constructed in Albany Pine Bush study area between 2010 and 2020 according to county tax records. Other development shown include the re-alignment of Washington Avenue Extension, SUNY Nano Expansion and Rapp Road Landfill Expansion.

YearTownBuildings ConstructedAcres
2010Colonie4137 Albany St, 16 Booth St, 4051 Albany St, 4049 Albany St, 4047 Albany St, 74 Cordell Rd, 22 Cordell Rd, 27 Cordell Rd3.0
Guilderland5 Friar Tuck Rd, 104 Dedham Post Dr, 1448 Rocco Dr, 352 Westwoods Ct, 26 Brookview Dr, 305 Westwoods Ct10.3
2011Colonie15 Dorlyn Rd0.2
Guilderland1 Sadie Ln Pr, 34 Pinewood Rd, 3335 E Old State Rd, 114 Fox Run Dr, 301 Danielle Dr, 348 Westwoods Ct, 24 Brookview Dr, 315 Westwoods Ct, 309 Westwoods Ct11.1
2012Albany176 Washington Ave Ext, 178 Washington Ave Ext, 30 Columbia Circle Dr6.8
Colonie22 Warehouse Row, 1 Apollo Dr, 1900 Central Ave, 37 Kallen Ave, 20 Morocco Ln, 27 Lansing Rd S, 59A Bonner Ave, 151 Nutwood Ave10.2
Colonie, Village153C Lincoln Ave0.9
Guilderland1420 Rocco Dr, 123 Fox Run Dr, 503 Jaclyn Dr, 517 Jaclyn Dr, 344 Westwoods Ct, 340 Westwoods Ct, 225 Woodsfield Dr8.1
2013Albany124 Washington Ave Ext3.8
Colonie26 Morocco Ln, 22 Morocco Ln, 201 Nutwood Ave, 29 Overland Ave1.4
Colonie, Village1730 Central Ave, 1728 Central Ave11
Guilderland2327 Western Ave, 2 Sadie Ln Pr, 107 Willow St, 111 Willow St, 202 Stoyka Pl, 360 Westwoods Ct, 359 Westwoods Ct, 351 Westwoods Ct, 347 Westwoods Ct, 336 Westwoods Ct9.7
2014Albany163 Washington Ave Ext0.8
Colonie17 Dorlyn Rd, 146 Railroad Ave, 4259 Albany St, 1030 Kings Rd, 16 Morocco Ln, 967 Kings Rd, 3 Michael Dr, 1 Lansing Rd S, 7 Kendale Ave45.4
Colonie, Village1754 Central Ave, 2 Fermac St5.6
Guilderland3811 Carman Rd, 3062 Sunset Ln, 1440 Rocco Dr, 1428 Rocco Dr, 123 Timothy Ln, 121 Timothy Ln, 119 Timothy Ln, 138 Timothy Ln, 136 Timothy Ln, 506 Jaclyn Dr, 1038 Dibella Dr, 356 Westwoods Ct, 355 Westwoods Ct, 233 Woodsfield Dr, 343 Westwoods Ct, 332 Westwoods Ct, 335 Westwoods Ct, 331 Westwoods Ct, 327 Westwoods Ct, 323 Westwoods Ct8.1
2015Colonie226 Morris Rd, 4032 Albany St, 18 Morocco Ln, 4020 Albany St, 1 Michael Dr, 5 Michael Dr, 7 Michael Dr, 11 Kellogg Ave4.7
Colonie, Village1652 Central Ave0.9
Guilderland1 Crossgates Mall Rd, 15 Gay Ln, 415 W Highland Dr, 345 W Highland Dr, 806 Rainbow Dr, 812-814 Rainbow Dr, 117 Timothy Ln, 120 Timothy Ln, 3376 E Lydius St, 339 Westwoods Ct, 237 Woodsfield Dr, 328 Westwoods Ct, 324 Westwoods Ct, 310 Westwoods Ct, 314 Westwoods Ct, 319 Westwoods Ct8.4
2016Colonie1956 Central Ave, 4194 Albany St, 24 Morocco Ln, 1000 Kings Rd, 9 Michael Dr, 1A Michael Dr, 7 Lansing Rd S, 17A Ferrara Ave36
Colonie, Village30 Robert Dr, 1632A Central Ave, 1878 Central Ave13.5
Guilderland1771 Western Ave, 28 Gipp Rd, 419 Vincent Dr, 210 Stoyka Pl, 1452 Rocco Dr, 105 Millard Ln Pr, 134 Timothy Ln, 501 Jaclyn Dr, 122 Timothy Ln, 3483 E Lydius St, 3475 E Lydius St, 229 Woodsfield Dr, 214 Woodsfield Dr, 238 Woodsfield Dr, 206 Woodsfield Dr16.9
2017Colonie83 Karner Rd, 27 Tennessee Ave, 28 Morocco Ln, 80 Cordell Rd3
Guilderland206 Stoyka Pl, 222 Woodsfield Dr, 320 Westwoods Ct, 28 Brookview Dr1.9
2018Colonie340 New Karner Rd, 34 Michigan Ave4.8
Colonie, Village134 Lincoln Ave3.2
Guilderland1561 Western Ave, 1651 Western Ave, 3 Sadie Ln Pr, 808 Rainbow Dr, 1436 Rocco Dr, 1432 Rocco Dr, 505 Jaclyn Dr, 104 Balsam Ln Pr, 228 Woodsfield Dr, 234 Woodsfield Dr, 210 Woodsfield Dr, 306 Westwoods Ct, 2729 Curry Rd11.8
2019Guilderland3077 Spawn Rd, 308 Danielle Dr, 8 Brookview Dr, 221 Woodsfield Dr, 302 Westwoods Ct, 301 Westwoods Ct3.5
2020Colonie2194 Central Ave, 20 Canton St1.1
Colonie, Village132 Lincoln Ave, 14 Petra Ln6.1
Guilderland201 Stoyka Pl, 1510 Huck Ct, 68 Gipp Rd1.7
Bulldozers level a sand dune in Woodsfield Court Development off East Lydus Street. The sand dune in the background is Albany Pine Bush Preserve.

Development of the Albany Pine Bush has occurred over many years, accelerating between 1950 – 1990, slowing in recent years thanks to Save the Pine Bush’s advoacy but continuing to chew away on the remain acres.

DecadeAcres Lost% of Pine Bush Study Area
17700.40.0%
17804.40.0%
180048.30.4%
18300.40.0%
18407.30.1%
185014.40.1%
18600.50.0%
187012.40.1%
18803.00.0%
189011.40.1%
190076.80.6%
191074.50.6%
1920139.81.1%
1930187.01.4%
1940351.72.7%
1950693.45.3%
1960792.86.1%
1970713.85.5%
19801,050.18.1%
1990740.95.7%
2000554.64.3%
2010244.81.9%
Total5,722.744.0%