The Town of Colonie Planning and Economic Development Department (PEDD)

The intent and purpose of the Planning and Economic Development Department is to provide accurate, timely land use information, assist the general public in matters of planning and land use regulations, and serve as ombudsman for coordination of site related issues and topics.

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Colonie comprehensive plan map graphic

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The Town of Colonie Industrial Development Agency (IDA)

The Town of Colonie Industrial Development Agency (IDA) is a not-for-profit public benefit corporation of the State of New York. The IDA was formed by separate act of the New York State Legislature and offers program authorized under the NYS Public Authorities Law.

The Agency is in place to help private businesses improve the job opportunities, health, general prosperity, and overall economic welfare of the Town and its residents over the long term. Our immediate goal is to retain and promote employment by supporting projects that will have a positive impact on the Town's economy.

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The Town of Colonie Local Development Corporation (LDC)

The Colonie Local Development Corporation (LDC), in conjunction with the Town IDA and Department of Planning and Economic Development, supports Town economic development through the creation of new business and employment opportunities and the retention and expansion of current commercial enterprises. This will be achieved through the use of the LDC loan fund which will encourage economic investment in existing and developing business enterprises and technologies and through LDC bonding authority.

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Colonie (BOA) Program

The Town of Colonie Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Program

The Town of Colonie Industrial Development Agency (IDA) intends to complete a Nomination Study in the Colonie Lincoln Avenue Brownfield Opportunity Area, a 370-acre industrial revitalization area characterized by six large sites. The primary objective of this project is to formulate strategies that build upon those found in the Town of Colonie Comprehensive Plan, the Capital Region Economic Development Council Strategic Plan, the Route 32 Linkage Study and other local and regional plans. The Town’s goal is simple; redevelopment of the industrial vacant and underutilized sites by analyzing the potential to attract exciting new high tech industries to one of the Town’s few remaining industrial zones.

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