Colonie raises concerns over Amazon site proposal

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VILLAGE OF COLONIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Amazon representatives faced tons of questions focused on traffic and noise pollution from the Villiage of Colonie Planning Board at their Tuesday meeting

Amazon looking to move into a warehouse on 10 Jupiter Lane, less than a half a mile away from busy Central Avenue.

“The operation facility is to be referred to as a last mile delivery. So the point of this is that the actual vehicles out making deliveries from this facility are making the delivery to end user,” said one of the representatives.

This is the second concept plan presented to the vllage board. The representatives declined NEWS10 ABC’s request for an interview.

“We had lots to go through and we have a lot of concerns. Noise is a big one and traffic is probably the largest one,” said Planning Commission Chairman Chris Dennis.

Amazon has agreed to shrink the size of the warehouse it will lease from its last proposal, but the almost 150 jobs it promises to create has not changed.

The planning commission didn’t ask how long Amazon will stay since they are leasing the building. The chairman said he plans to address this at the next meeting.

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