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.  See SPDA's position in Articles below.  The neighborhood of Richwood  and Hillcrest Drives fight back.  Link to the Save Schodackpetition and website.  Neighbors have filed a lawsuit against the Town and developers:  link to the Times Union article.  Latest Advertiser articles here:


Schodack Planning and Development Association (SPDA)

Our Mission Statement

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

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

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, which has been pushed forward again, 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:

Copyright 2013. Schodack Planning and Development Association. All Rights Reserved.

Link to Town Board meetings, recorded live HERE.

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.  

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.  

How To

All you need to know...

see our Documents Page



Schodack Planning and Development Association
  • Do Good
  • Educate
  • Be Optimistic
  • Repeat