Starbucks approved, with conditions in Saugerties

A public hearing on a proposed Starbucks restaurant in the shopping center on Route 212 in Saugerties, which is still called the Grand Union Plaza, drew no speakers at the Town of Saugerties Planning Board meeting on Tuesday, August 17. The planners approved the design, but with some conditions to be met before final approval.

The proposed restaurant would be directly across the driveway into the plaza from the CVS pharmacy, said engineer Khattar Elmassalemah. It would have a separate entrance from the main body of the plaza. The plan shows a 2,400 square-foot building with a driveway that roughly circles it, with an outlet to the parking lot that serves the plaza.

The Planning Board overruled several of the suggested changes the Ulster County Planning Board recommended as many of them, such as sidewalks, had been added to the plans already.

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Landscaping and some of the corporate paperwork still must be completed; the corporation will be involved in the final plans, Elmassalemah said.

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