By R.J. DeLuke
The former Clifton Park Golf Driving Range is being eyed by ay Albany company as the site of a mixed-use development project that would be include apartments.
Paul Amedore, CFO of the Amedore Group, said he is hoping that a grocery store from one of the major chains is the anchor of the commercial segment.
He did not specify who is being sought.
The property, at 1759 Route 9, recently was recently sold to Amedore by Ostoja Bucetic, who decided not to reopen his business, which included a driving range, miniature golf course and batting cages. The sale price of the 34.5-acre property was $3 million.
The planning and zoning process could be challenging because the property is divided between the town of Clifton Park along Route 9 and the town of Halfmoon in the rear.
Amedore said the parcel straddles two towns, Halfmoon and Clifton Park. He said the zoning is already in place in Clifton Park to allow the project. He will be working with Halfmoon to get the necessary approvals.
“A grocery store would be an ideal tenant,” he said.
Condominiums or apartments—not single-family new homes—will constitute the residential segment of the project, he said.
“It’s going to take some time,” he said, “but we’re ready to go.”
He met with engineers in late September to begin the planning. Construction could begin sometime next year, according to Amedore.