Land Development

Munter Enterprises purchases last two lots in W.J. Grande Industrial Park

Saratogian - Published: Tuesday, May 04, 2010

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The last two vacant, developable lots in the W.J. Grande Industrial Park have been purchased by a locally-owned construction firm. The 192 acres were also the only industrial zoned property remaining in the Spa City.

Munter Enterprises announced the purchase of the two lots Tuesday morning.

Saratogian - Published: Tuesday, May 04, 2010

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The last two vacant, developable lots in the W.J. Grande Industrial Park have been purchased by a locally-owned construction firm. The 192 acres were also the only industrial zoned property remaining in the Spa City.

Munter Enterprises announced the purchase of the two lots Tuesday morning.

The firm now owns three lots in the park; 146 acres on Duplainville Road, 46 acres on Geyser Road and 25 acres on Cady Hill Boulevard.

The Munters recently received subdivision approval from the city, which allows the 146 acre parcel to be divided into four separate lots. This approval breaks the land in to useable sizes for interested buyers and also enables the extension of Duplainville Road to access the new lots.

"On behalf of Saratoga Economic Development Corporation, I thank the Munter family for recognizing the importance of site planning and preparation for future economic growth in Saratoga County. They are longstanding SEDC members and have been fully invested in our mission to create jobs and attract capital investment, while improving the unique quality of life we enjoy here in Saratoga County." said Dennis Brobston, president of SEDC. "I applaud the City of Saratoga Springs for having such a comprehensive strategy that balances the economic development mix."

Saratoga Springs Mayor Scott Johnson said, "In this challenging time, we must continue to focus on cutting spending and serving the taxpayer. Regardless of what the State is doing, we can still move forward with development projects, which will continue to diversify and lessen the tax burden for all Saratogians."

In 2005, brothers John E. and Michael Munter expanded the industrial park by constructing a new facility for Unlimited Potential, a not-for-profit company that provides meaningful vocational opportunities for mentally disabled Saratoga residents.

In 2001, the former General Foods plant was bought by Munter Enterprises with the idea to enable smaller businesses to set up warehouses and assembly plants and contribute to the local economy. The building is now occupied by SCA Tissue, Greenfield Manufacturing and Free Form Fibers.

Current occupants of the W.J. Grande Industrial Park include: QUAD/Graphics, Ball Metal Container, SCA Tissue Warehouse, Logistics One Transport and Warehousing, Saratoga Eagle Beer Distributor, Guyson Corporation, Greenfield Manufacturing, Free Form Fibers, Unlimited Potential, Serotta Competition Bicycles and Slack Chemical.

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