Reaction To Proposed Development in Town of Union

By Gabe Osterhout

July 22, 2010 Updated Mar 8, 2006 at 1:15 AM EDT

Dozens of people from the Town of Union spoke out about a proposed development at the former Traditions at the Glen golf course.

The Town Planning Board held a public hearing for the project.

The Homestead Development Group plans to build a new development on the old IBM Homestead Golf Course.

It would include about 110 town homes and office space along Watson Boulevard.

But people living in the area had several questions about the project, including traffic, safety and historic value.

"It's a big part of your history. You're about to let it get subdivided and changed. You're gonna kiss that goodbye," said one resident.

"This is ridiculous. This is gonna cost us more. We don't have the quietness. Our quality of homes is gonna go down. Nevermind the tax base. The tax base will probably go up," said a resident.

"Barton Road is used by a good portion of people going to the golf course. So they're definitely going to use it if it's going to be for the commercial development that's up there," said a resident.

The Town of Union Planning Board must approve the plans.

It could do so at it's next meeting on April 4.

The Town Board will have the final say.

Construction would begin soon after final approval.

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