|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||16 May 2006 02:33:27 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Utica, New York|
No room to grow Utica lacks sites for new, growing businesses By Tory N. Parrish
By Tory N. Parrish Utica Observer-Dispatch (NY) May 15, 2006
UTICA — City officials say a limited amount of developable land and strict state environmental regulations are making it tough to offer a home for new or growing businesses.
Political leaders and local developers see the issue as a critical one that leaves Utica without enough available land to compete with Rome and other neighboring communities for job-creating businesses that could boost Utica's tax base.
"It's a difficult balancing test to walk between wanting positive economic development and also maintaining environmental integrity," said Randolph Soggs, president of New Hartford-based Soggs Commercial Properties, which buys and redevelops existing properties.
For the entire article, see http://www.uticaod.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060515/BUS/605150307/1052
-- Lenny Siegel Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org
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