Maybrook annexes Galaxy property

By Connor Linskey
Posted 3/24/21

The Village of Maybrook annexed the property for the Galaxy project following a vote by the Montgomery Town Board and the Maybrook Village Board.

Maybrook annexed a property of approximately 82.9 …

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Maybrook annexes Galaxy property

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The Village of Maybrook annexed the property for the Galaxy project following a vote by the Montgomery Town Board and the Maybrook Village Board.

Maybrook annexed a property of approximately 82.9 acres of mostly wetlands in the Town of Montgomery. This land lies to the southeast of the village and includes the former Maybrook rail yard. One parcel lies west of Barron Road and the other east of State Route 208.

Galaxy Limited, LLC proposes a business park that is up to 695,500 square feet of business, commercial, industrial or warehouse space with direct railroad access as well as access to I-84 via State Route 208. A road will connect the business park to Maybrook via Henry Henning Drive.

The business park will be serviced by water and sewer from the Village of Maybrook. After a lengthy State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR) process, the Maybrook Village Board adopted a negative declaration, meaning that the project will not have significant adverse environmental impacts.

The property will lead to an easier taxing structure. All of the taxing jurisdictions will be in the Village of Maybrook. Another benefit of the project is that it will create approximately 550 new jobs. This project would drive traffic into downtown Maybrook, causing an uptick in sales for local businesses. In addition, the project will also create a path to Stewart State Forest, which is currently inaccessible from Maybrook.

At the Montgomery Town Board work session on March 18, the town board voted 4-1 in favor of Galaxy Limited’s petition to annex two parcels into the Village of Maybrook. Councilwoman Sheryl Melick was the only board member to oppose the motion.

“This is really in our vote,” said Montgomery Town Supervisor Brian Maher. “From what I remember from our joint meeting with the Village of Maybrook, we seem very supportive of this.”

On Monday, the Maybrook Village Board unanimously approved a resolution to annex the Galaxy property. Dennis Leahy, mayor of the Village of Maybrook, is excited for the project to be completed.

“I feel great,” he said regarding the village board’s decision to annex the property. “I think it’s gonna be a great project for this village and I think it’s gonna move this village into the 21st century.”

Leahy added that he is unsure when construction for the project will begin. He noted that Galaxy Limited, LLC is moving forward with their plans and they will most likely appear before the village planning board soon.

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