|Photo: The Enterprise|Michael Koff|
Another quote of interest from the article involves what Stewart's is now promising:
Chuck Marshall, who works in land development for Stewart's, said that the new plan submitted to the village will align more closely with Altamont's existing architecture, citing the former train station that now houses the Altamont Free Library as an example.
"So, there's a larger porch," Marshall said. "There's particular elements that were for the village of Altamont, but again, that'll be discussed if the zoning changes are approved."
|The Altamont Free Library|
|The building Stewart's is proposing for Altamont|
This reminds me of how Kevin Walker years ago got the Planning Board (then the Planning Commission) to approve the Elks Club building, a metal structure which was prohibited by Hudson code, by adding brackets and persuading the board it would resemble the historic Hudson train station.
The Altamont Enterprise also reports that in the new Stewart's proposal there will still only be two gas pumps instead of the three that had been previously proposed. Does that sound familiar?
Again, the article in the Altamont Enterprise is recommended reading; it can be accessed by clicking here.
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