Wednesday, May 15, 2019


Fishkill Town Planning Board’s decision on proposed Fishkill Supply Depot faces court challenge

POUGHKEEPSIE – The Friends of Fishkill Supply Depot group is challenging the Fishkill Town Planning Board’s decision to declare that proposed commercial development at the Fishkill Supply Depot property at the corner of Route 9 and Snook Road would not have a significant adverse impact on the environment.

Snook -9 Realty, Inc. wants to build a 90-room hotel, strip mall and associated improvements there.

The Article 78 proceeding in Dutchess County State Supreme Court in Poughkeepsie disputes that negative declaration of environmental impact because of the property’s historical significance, noted “Friends” attorney Victoria Polidoro.

“Archeologically the site has yielded, and can still yield, a great deal of material from the Revolutionary period,” Polidoro said. “Additionally, after more testing was done at the public’s urging, the Revolutionary War-era burial ground was located on the site in 2007. We don’t believe that the developer has adequately delineated the bounds of the burial ground and believe there is a strong potential for more bodies to be disturbed during construction.”

The court proceeding seeks to annul and vacate the planning board’s April 11 negative declaration resolution for the project.


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