We now know a little more about what could fill a proposed building in Schodack.
Town officials announced that an Amazon Fulfillment Center could fill this proposed million square foot building just off of Route 9.
The mystery is finally revealed but there are still mixed feelings.
“A little knowledge is a dangerous thing,” John Schmidt, a Schodack resident, said.
“Knowledge is power.”
Town Supervisor David Harris says a client of this caliber would be good for Schodack.
“I think it’s going to be a good boost for the infrastructure that we’re trying to get into the town.”
People living nearby like Schmidt still aren’t convinced.
“I’m an Amazon member of Amazon Prime. I love the company, I love the service. Unfortunately, I just don’t want to live in their backyard.”
His biggest concern remains the aquifer that runs near the property.
“I think we would be much more in favor of this knowing that the environment is going to be protected.”
He wants a second and independent environmental study. That’s something Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R-Castleton) supports.
“I’m interested to see what comes from that.”
He says if everything is done right it could pave the way for even more development.
“With Amazon hopefully coming, water and sewer will come out there and allow for additional businesses to come out there as well.”
Harris says he wants Schodack to grow but also keep these worries in mind.
“I agree that they have some concerns, and I understand those concerns but the aquifer will be well protected.”
Schmidt still isn’t convinced.
“Once it’s done, there’s no undoing it. Would you want something like this in your backyard?”
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