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Our Mission Statement

This town can be so much more. So let's make it happen...

Latest SPDA Advertiser articles here:

We are committed to sustainable development and smart planning for the Town of Schodack 

  • The creation of  a visionary comprehensive plan with the involvement of community groups, the farming community, the business community, the Planning & Zoning Boards, school district administrators & other key stakeholders 
  • Maintaining a healthy tax base  
  • Maintaining the character of Schodack while exploring creative strategies for reducing sprawl & other development trends which could destroy the town’s natural and historic resources and other positive characteristics 
  • Taking advantage of the expertise of the citizenry and the town’s close proximity to State and County government resources


Link to Town Board meetings, recorded live HERE.

We are a non-profit group dedicated to responsible growth and the town’s natural resources such as the Aquifer. 
We meet every third Thursday of the month (excluding July and August) at the Nassau Free Library, Nassau, NY, lower level, 6:30 PM.  (
June's meeting will be the annual picnic on 6/21/18 at 5:30PM at the Schodack Town Park. No alcoholic beverages, please. Please use the contact page to RSVP so we can plan for # of people. )

How To

  • Do Good
  • Educate
  • Be Optimistic
  • Repeat

Schodack Candidate Forum:

SPDA is pleased to announce that the Nov. 1 Candidate Forum we organized was a success.  Over 140 people attended, and key questions concerning planning and development and many other topics were fielded by the Candidates.  Many thanks go to the League of Women Voters of Rensselaer County, the Maple Hill High School Participation-in-Government students, Goolds Orchards for refreshments, and SPDA volunteers.  


New concept-plan for a million SF warehouse has been planned for Route 9 between exits 11 and 12, and was presented on April 2 to the Planning Board.  Link to the Times Union article, and the developer's Plan and website.  See SPDA's position in Articles below.  The neighborhood of Richwood  and Hillcrest Drives fight back.  Link to the Save Schodack petition and website.  


Schodack Planning and Development Association (SPDA)

All you need to know...

see our Documents Page

Clean Energy Communities Program Presentation was presented on Feb. 8 at 7 PM at the Town Hall in Schodack. Learn more about the program HERE.

ZONING! Community awaits completion of Town-wide zoning by the Zoning Working Group before the Town Center Plan will be finalized by the Town Board.  Link to Town Center Plan report HERE

Details of SPDA's input:


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