Terravest Phase II and III Developments in the Town of Southeast.
Terravest Corporate Park located off
Route 312 is undergoing construction. Currently approved and being
built is the 85,000 sq. ft Ace-Endico building. This one facility
has been approved for a total of 295,000 square feet and will eventually
triple in size. Originally self-described as a food packaging plant
Ace-Endico is now asking the IDA for funding as a food packaging
View from Route 312
The entire Terravest project has been approved for a total of over
400,000 square feet with 3 additional warehouse/office buildings
to be added to the site. Also under application is Terravest-3,
which is located across Zimmer Rd and down slope from Ace-Endico.
This parcel is in the approvals process for senior housing (60 units),
ball fields and for the Waste Water Treatment Plant (the WWTP has
approval from the Putnam County Board of Health) that will service
the entire complex including pre-existing buildings at Terravest
A major problem with the project now is the fact that Ace-Endico
will be fully operational with no Waste Water Treatment Plant built.
In fact, there will be a 10,000 gallon 'holding tank' for the sewage
which will need to be pumped and trucked out until the WWTP is built.
This arrangement has been given the green light by the Putnam County
Board of Health for 'a short time'. A 'short time' according to
the PCBOH is about a year. Although if another lawsuit is instituted
the plant could take far longer to build.
View from Zimmer RD.
One of the final steps
in the planning process is a wetlands permit that will have to be
recommended by the Conservation Commission and then issued by the
Southeast Town Board as well as a permit for Senior Housing.
On November 30th at 7:30 PM the Conservation Commission will hold
a Public Hearing at Lakeview Manor regarding a wetlands permit for
Terravest 3. There will be over 8 acres of wetland buffer disturbance.CRSE
urges your attendance at this important hearing. This will be one
of the last opportunities to speak out against this ill-conceived
encroachment into the buffer area.