Neighbors continue push against Amazon in Schodack


While the deal for HQ2 falls through in New York City, it’s full steam ahead for an Amazon distribution center that has found strong opposition by its Schodack neighbors.

The neighbors cite environmental issues for their grievances. Birchwood Association, the neighborhood association, has been vocal against the move to Schodack from the beginning.

Vice President Robert Jansing said they’ve filed a notice for appeal. This after their lawsuit against the planning board was dismissed by the Rennselear County Supreme Court.

Jansing said the association is focused on the environmental issue that the facility may bring. Specifically, the distribution center being built over their aquifer, the traffic that it will bring to the area, and subsequent safety issues traffic may bring. 

Though the group is opposed to the Amazon move to Schodack, others support the company coming to Schodack for the jobs and business it will bring.

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