Re: Rapp Road Development and Additional Lands
The Rapp Road Community Historic District, one of our 2016-17 Seven to Save sites, is in a precarious location because of its close proximity to big, commercially developed roads like Washington Avenue Extension and Western Avenue – and also Crossgates Mall. The Town of Guilderland is proposing to allow a developer to build a very large apartment/townhome complex (including commercial space) right next to the historic district. Traffic is already an issue in the quiet, residential historic district and this project will likely exacerbate that problem.
The project has been declared a SEQR Type I action, which means a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) will be prepared. The League has submitted this letter on the draft scope for the DEIS.