A former Oneonta rail-yard is on track to be converted into an industrial and commercial business park.
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:07:52 +0000Oneonta rail-yard redevelopementA former Oneonta rail-yard is on track to be converted into an industrial and commercial business park.http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12487/7251246?cpt=8&wpid=2637WKTVotsego county-- a former oneonta rail- yard is on track to be converted into an industrial and commercial business park. unfortunately those plans have been temporarily derailed as the city takes care of some clerical issues. the oneonta common council had planned on adopting a draft scoping document which describes the contents of a generic environmental impact statement associated with the redevelopment project. they were unable to do so because a time and place for public discussion on the matter had not yet been established. officials with delaware engineering...who are doing a site plan review for the city... say the delay is not a big deal. mary beth bianconi, delaware engineering "there's a lot of information that we need to gather regardless of when the scoping is conducted. there are things we need to know about the city in terms of demographics, jobs, work force, those kinds of things. that research and review is going to happen regardless of wether we're in the process of scoping or not. so we're going to work on those things and the scoping process will only be put off by a month" bianconi says it will probably take a year to a year-and-a-half before people will see any physical development on the site. as for the delay-- the council plans to vote to adopt this measure at their march 6th meeting. ten oneonta