EVANS MILLS, NY — Michael E. Lundy, The Lundy Group of Companies, is pleased to announce that plans for a new business park in the Town of LeRay are moving forward. The Freedom Commons Business Park will be located between the Freedom Plaza, and the Calcium Walmart on Route 11. The business park will be a combination of business, retail and commercial interests. Plans call for ten building lots to be available.
“We have purchased additional prime real estate from Columbia Development Companies, Albany, NY”, stated Mr. Lundy. “Combined with previous Lundy Group projects and properties of AutoZone, Big Apple Plaza, and Freedom Plaza, there will be approximately 30 acres for the new business park. Herrick Drive (which runs behind Taco Bell and near Candlewood Suites) will be extended to Freedom Plaza Drive and the corresponding traffic light. This will give the business park access to two traffic signals, Route 11 road frontage, and is near the Main Gate of Fort Drum and the I-781 (Route 81 connector) Exchange.”
Mr. Lundy added, “This is a great location and property which has strong visibility and all of the factors necessary for a business to be successful. A special thank you to Joseph Nicola, Columbia Development, for working with us and providing this purchase and expansion opportunity. We are also very pleased to continue and develop a positive working relationship with the officials in the Town of LeRay. We have had a positive relationship with the Town going back to the development and building of Freedom Plaza and adjacent businesses. Working together makes growth possible, which benefits the businesses, The
Town, and the residents in the nearby communities.”
In addition, Mr. Lundy also explained that the new LeRay Business Park is a continuation of a strategy to provide shovel ready sites for businesses to be able to build new or expand.
“Business parks like this are really the best option for new business space or expansion in today’s market. The days of an individual business purchasing a piece of property to develop or build upon are not very practical. Between zoning, planning, permits, infrastructure and more, it is a very expensive, complicated and long process. The available shovel ready sites offered in a business park have already gone through the Entitlement process and expenses making it very easy for an end user to own or be a tenant. It is a proven method we have used and will continue to in the future.” Mr. Lundy cited a long list of past projects which have fit into this model for success: Mill Creek Park in Lowville, Franklin Place in West Carthage, Washington Summit Medical and Professional Complex in the Town of Watertown, and the Thousand Islands International Agriculture and Business Park in the Town of Watertown.
The site plan approval process will begin shortly with the goal of making the sites shovel ready in the spring.