M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives

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Finding Aid for the
CROSSGATES REGIONAL SHOPPING MALL
COLLECTION, 1979-1985

(APAP-067)

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Finding Aid Compiled by
Marion P. Munzer
April 25, 1994







M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives 
University Libraries / University at Albany / State University of New York 
1400 Washington Avenue / Albany, New York 12222 / (518) 437-3935


VOLUME: 5.33 cubic feet

ACQUISITION: Except for the clippings, all of the items in the Collection were donated to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, as one of the six locations where these documents were available for public inspection at the time of the hearings.

ACCESS: Access to this record group is unrestricted.

COPYRIGHT: The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives will provide information about copyright owners and other restrictions, but the legal determination ultimately rests with the researcher. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Head of Special Collections and Archives.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Scope and Content Note

Series Descriptions

Box and Folder List:


Crossgates Regional Shopping Mall Collection
Scope & Content Note

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This Collection consists of materials relating to the application of the Pyramid Crossgates Company to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Department of Transportation for permits to build the Crossgates Regional Shopping Mall in the Albany Pine Bush.

Arrangement within the two series is chronological except for the maps (arranged by topics) and the photographs (arranged as labeled).

The Collection begins with a 1979 report on a review of archaeological and historical literature. The most extensive of the studies and reports is the draft environmental impact statement with its fourteen appendices. The applications, responses, and decisions are of importance. The Stenographic Record on the hearings provide information on the legal developments. Historical maps are included, together with maps and photographs of the actual area or of models. Clippings from newspapers and periodicals have been added to the collection for the convenience of researchers and to bring information in the collection up to 1984 when the shopping mall opened.

Several collections in the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives provide further information about the construction of Crossgates Mall including the records of Concerned Citizens Against Crossgates (APAP-057) and Save the Pine Bush (APAP-125). A complete list of related collections is available at the subject guide for Conservation and the Environment.


Crossgates Regional Shopping Mall Collection
Series Descriptions

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Series 1: Printed Material, 1979-1985, 1 cubic ft.

The series includes draft environmental impact statements, responses and decisions. Maps and photographs of the actual area and of models are also included. Clippings are from newspapers and periodicals and deal with the application, the Albany Pine Bush, and the opening of the shopping mall.

Series 2: The Stenographic Record for the State of New York Department of Environmental Conservation, 1979-1980, 4.33 cubic ft.

This series is the transcript of proceedings at public hearings. Page numbering is consecutive for the entire record.


Crossgates Regional Shopping Mall Collection
Box and Folder List

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Series 1: Printed Material, 1979-1985

Box 1
Folder

1. Literature Review, March 1979
2. Archaeological Field Survey - May 1979
3. Draft Environmental Impact Statement - May 31, 1979
4. Draft Environmental Impact Statement - November 16, 1979; letter, November 30, 1979. This document is available online; click here. This document can be viewed using Adobe Reader.
5. Draft Environmental Impact Statement - November 16, 1979. Appendix A. Permit Applications and Environmental Assessment Form
6. Draft Environmental Impact Statement - November 16, 1979. Appendix B. Market Report
7. Draft Environmental Impact Statement - November 16, 1979. Appendix circa Traffic Impact Study
8. Draft Environmental Impact Statement - November 16, 1979. Appendix D. Alternative Site Analysis
9. Draft Environmental Impact Statement - November 16, 1979. Appendix E. Vegetation and Wildlife Report
10. Draft Environmental Impact Statement - November 16, 1979. Appendix. F. Soils. Report
11. Draft Environmental Impact Statement - November 16, 1979. Appendix G. Water Resources Report. This document is available online in four parts for faster downloading: click here for segment 1; click here for segment 2; click here for segment 3; click here for segment 4. This document can be viewed using Adobe Reader.
12. Draft Environmental Impact Statement - November 16, 1979. Appendix H. Air Resources Report
13. Draft Environmental Impact Statement - November 16, 1979. Appendix I. Econometric Report
14. Draft Environmental Impact Statement - November 16, 1979. Appendix J. Socioeconomic Report
15. Draft Environmental Impact Statement - November 16, 1979. Appendix K. Fiscal Impact Report
16. Draft Environmental Impact Statement [November 16, 1979] Appendix L Transportation Improvements Report
17. Draft Environmental Impact Statement [November 16, 1979] Appendix M. Energy Impact Report
18. Draft Environmental Impact Statement [November 16, 1979] Appendix N. Project Description and Operations
19 The Pine Bush Intermiunicipal Study Technical Report - January 1980
20. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Preliminary Determination on the Proposed Crossgates, Shopping Center... March 7, 1980
21. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Preliminary Determination on Air Quality, Availability for Review, and Supplemental Notice of Hearing - March 13, 1980
22. Applicant's response February 9, 1981, with enclosures:

1. Affidavit February 4, 1981 with supplemental information (AIR)
2. Affidavit, February,6, 1981 with Memoranda. Department of Environmental Conservation (TRAFFIC)
3. Letter January 20, 1981 [from Department of Transportation]
4. Affidavit... February 6, 1981 with addendum to Storm Water Management Report; three maps (D-lA, D-lB, D-IC) [STORM WATER]
5. Letter from John H. Flanagan February 6, 1981 (COMMERCE)

24. [Reapplication] July 14, 1981 (2 items); Drawing B-2 - 7/7/81
25. [Traffic information] July 29, 1981; August 7, 1981
26. New York State Department of Transportation. Record of Division November 5, 1982
27. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Certification of Roadway Design and Air Quality Analysis - November 10, 1982 (with traffic plans)
28. Maps Projected. Growth Areas and Proposed Developments - Town of Guilderland January 1979
29. Maps - Existing Topography (T-1) undated
30. Maps - Existing Land Uses and Hydrological Classification (D-2) - 5-30-79; Revised 10/17/79
31. Maps - Profiles (D-4) - 5-30-79; Revised 10-17-79
32. Maps - Drainage Area: (D-1) Before development - 5-30-79; Revised 10/17/79-, (D-3) After development 5-30-79; Revised 10/17/79.
Maps D-1 and D-3 are available online in JPEG format in six parts each.
For the Before Development map: click here for segment 1; click here for segment 2; click here for segment 3; click here for segment 4; click here for segment 5; click here for segment 6.
For the After Development map: click here for segment 1; click here for segment 2; click here for segment 3; click here for segment 4; click here for segment 5; click here for segment 6.
33. Maps - Highway Improvement Plan (H-1A) - 4-19-79
34. Maps - Overall Hwy. Improvement Plan (HP-A) - 10/16/79
35. Maps - U. S. Route 20 Highway Improvement Plan (HP-B) - 10/16/79
36. Maps - Washington Ave. Extension and Fuller Rd./I-90 Ramps Highway Improvement Plan (HP-C) - 10/16/79
37. Maps - Overall Conceptual Highway Improvement Plan (HP-D) 61-9-82
38. Maps - Landscape Plan (L-1) - 5-30-79
39., Maps - Layout Plan (SP-1) - 5-30-79; Revised 10-17-79
40. Maps - Sedimentation and Erosion Cont-rol Plan (SP-4) - 5-30-79
41. Maps - Utilities Plan (SP-3) -5-30-79; Revised 10/17/79
42. Photographs and drawings

Exhibit A Aerial photograph]
Exhibit B Photo of Site Model
Exhibit C Exterior Rendering Mall Entrance
Exhibit D Exterior Rendering Parking Lot
Exhibit E Interior Rendering Department Store Court
Exhibit F Interior Rendering Typical Mall
Exhibit G Elevation
Exhibit H Photo of Cafe Square
Exhibit I Photo of Atrium Court
Exhibit Photo of Atrium Court and Cafe Square


43. News Clippings
44. Miscellaneous


Crossgates Regional Shopping Mall Collection

Box and Folder List

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Series 2: Stenographic Record for the State of New York Department of Environmental Conservation, 1979-1980

Box 2
Folder

1. Pre-Fearing Conference, August 10, 1979 (pp., 1-110)
2. August 1.3, 1979 (pp. 111-224)
3. December 14, 1979 (pp. 225-380)
4.
5. February 19, 1980 (pp. 545-771)
6. February 20, 1980 (pp. 772-1035)
7. February 21, 1980 (pp. 1036-1325)
8. February 22, 1980 (pp. 1326-1667)
9. February 22, 1980 (pp. 1668-1779)
10. February 25, 1980 (pp. 1780-1880)
11. February 26, 1980 (pp. 1881-2154)
12. February 27, 1980 (pp. 2155-2367)
13. February 28, 1980 (pp. 2368--2561)
14. March 4, 1980 (pp. 2562-2775)
15. March 5, 1980 (pp. 2776-2998)
16. March 6, 1980 (pp. 2999-3197)
17. March 7, 1980 (pp. 3198-3460)
18. March 10, 1980 (pp. 3461-3586)
19. March 10, 1980 (pp. 3587-3661)
20. March 11, 1980 (pp. 3662-3994)
21. March 12, 1980 (pp. 3895-4124)

Box 3
Folder

1. March 13, 1980 (pp. 4125-4418)
2. March 31, 1980 (pp. 4419-45,89)
3. April 1, 1980 (pp. 4590-4862)
4. April 2, 1980 (pp. 4863-5008)
5. April 3, 1980 (pp. 5009-5218)
6. April 7, 1980 (pp. 5219-5474)
7. April 8, 1980 (pp. 5475-5793)
8. April 9, 1980 (pp. 5794-6075)
9. April 10, 1980 (pp. 6076-6316)
10. April 14, 1980 (pp. 6317-6513)
11. April 15, 1980 (pp. 6514-6761)
12. April 16, 1980 (pp. 6762-6868)
13. April 18, 1980 (pp. 6869-7091)
14. April 21, 1980 (pp. 7092-7311)
15. April 22, 1980 (pp. 7312-7607)
16. April 23, 1980 (pp. 7608-7814)
17. April 24, 1980 (pp. 7815-8115)
18. April 28, 1980 (pp. 8116-8342)
19. April 29, 1980 (pp. 8343-8533)
20. May 1, 1980 (pp. 8534-8764)

Box 4
Folder

1. May 2, 1980 (pp. 8765-8922)
2. May 5, 1980 (pp. 8923-9152)
3. May 6, 1980 (pp. 9153-9425)
4. May 7, 1980 (pp. 9426-9552)
5. May 12, 1980 (pp. 9553 -9718)
6. May 13, 1980 (pp. 9719-9879)
7. May 13, 1980 (pp. 9880-9990)
8. May 14, 1980 (pp. 9991-lO55)
9. May 15, 1980 (pp. 10056-10230)
10. May 19, 1980 (pp. 10231-10389)
11. May 20, 1980 (pp. 10390-10556)
12. May 21, 1980 (pp. 10557-10742)
13. May 22, 198G (pp. 10743-10911)
14. May 27, 1980 (pp. 10912-11083)
15. May 28, 1980 (pp. 11084-11253)
16. May 29, 1980 (pp. 11254-1139,6)
17. May 30, 1980 (pp. 11397-11633)
18. June 2, 1980 (pp. 11634-11869),
19. June 3, 1980 (pp. 11&70-12027)
20. June 4, 1980 (pp. 12028-12244)
21. June 5, 1980 (pp. 12245-12400)

Box 5
Folder

1. June 9, 1980 (pp. 12401-12547)
2. June 10, 1980 (pp. 12548-12707)
3. June 12, 1980 (pp. 12708-12850)
4. June l2, 1980 (pp. 12851-13085)
5. June 16, 1980 (pp. 13086-13272)
6. June 17, 1980 (pp. 13273-13425)
7. June 18, 1980 (pp. 13426-13651)
8. June 19, 1980 (pp. 13652-13828)
9. June 23, 1980 (pp. 1~829-14013)
10. June 24, 1980 (pp. 14014-14121)
11. June 24, 1980 (pp. 14122-14246)
12. June 25, 1980 (pp. 14247-14412)
13. July 1, 1980 (pp. 14413-14598)
14. July 2, 1980 (pp. 14599-14789)
15. July 17, 1980, (pp. 14790-14938)
16. July 8, 1980 (pp. 14939-15154), (no pp. 15155-56)
17. July 9, 1980 (pp. 15157-15335), (no pp. 15336-40)
18. July 10, 1980 (pp. 15341-15531)
19. July 11, 1980 (pp. 15532-15755)

Box 6
Folder

1. July 14, 1980 (pp. 15756-15908)
2. July 15, 1980 (pp. 15909-16132)
3.
4. July 16, 1980 (pp. 16160-16246)
5. July 17, 1980 (pp. 16247-16387)
6. July 21, 1980 (pp. 16388-16657A)
7. July 22, 1980 (pp. 16658-16894)
S. July 23, 1980 (pp. 16895-17105)
9. July 24, 1980 (pp. 17106-17216)


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