By Jill Nagy
Plans have been delayedfor the move of Jack Hall Plumbing and Heating from its present Glens Falls location to Route 9 in Moreau.
Owner Ty Hall proposed to construct a new home for the business on land he owns near Northway Exit 17. The new space would be about five times the size of the present building and have room for a training classroom, storage area, offices, loading docks, an exercise center, an indoor truck wash and the operations center.
“We want to expand the company and put some jobs out there,” Hall said. Business is “crazy right now” and they need more space.
While town officials appear to be happy to have the additional jobs and tax revenue, they are urging Hall to locate his facility near the Northway instead of the Route 9 corridor. In order to build where he wishes, Hall needs a rezoning to C-1, industrial use.
For now, his eight-acre parcel is partly zoned for residential use and partly for light commercial, essentially office use.
Hall already has his home and a barn on the property and proposes to build the plumbing and heating building nearby, creating, essentially, a planned unit development. The result would be a cluster of buildings on approximately three acres with the remaining five acres left as open space.
Hall and his attorney, Justin Grassi, are scheduled to meet again with town board members later in December. Grassi does not foresee any real movement before January.
Ty Hall is the third generation to own and operate Jack Hall Plumbing & Heating, Inc. The company currently occupies two buildings at 165 Bay St., Glens Falls, one for offices and the other, for storage.
It has been in business for 37 years and employs 25 people. Most of its business is in Saratoga, Warren, and Washington counties.