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Luther Forest Tech. Campus - PDD rezoning for 1,400 acre greenfield site for semiconductor manufacturing (GlobalFoundries)

Case Conclusion Date: 07.01.2004

Practice Area: Land use and zoning

Outcome: All required approvals for long range master plan, PDD regulations and permits granted, including related access road and utility infrastructure. GlobalFoundries "chip" fab Project in Malta constructed and operational in 2012.

Description: Lead environmental counsel for the rezoning of the 1,400 acre Luther Forest Technology Campus in the Towns of Malta and Stillwater near Albany, NY, where GlobalFoundries has located its "Fab 8", investing more than $7 Billion dollars in the largest manufacturing plant construction project from 2010-12 in North America. Handled SEQR Environmental Impact Statement review, enacting complimentary PDD laws in two towns to implement a 20 year master development plan for the site and was co-counsel with National Grid before NYS PSC for construction/operation approvals of two new related 115 kV high-voltage overhead electric power transmission lines, new site access road from interstate and proposed future interstate highway exit (I-87, Ex. 11A) and County Water System referenced in case above. Developed conceptual master plan for greenfield site and helped to overcome substantial public and local official public opposition to PDD rezoning in both towns from "NIMBY" groups and planning boards. Led local zoning feasibility consultation effort with prospective project tenant (Intel Corporation) and semiconductor siting consultants (Abbie Gregg, Inc.).

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