Just an FYI for those of you considering new building projects in the Town of Malta, NY (home to AMD, Global Foundries in Upstate, NY's Tech Valley):
The Town of Malta is considering a temporary moratorium on new downtown projects that exceed certain height limits. The moratorium could possibly last until the end of next summer. The height limits proposal is for new buildings that exceed 45 feet tall in the central downtown area along Route 9, and new buildings that exceed 35 feet tall outside the central downtown area.
Malta is a beautiful, unique Town that has found itself perched nicely as a centerpiece in the NY Tech Valley. With that place of honor comes responsibilities and decisions that some of the Townspeople probably never thought they'd have to make or even consider. They are striving to find the right balance that will allow the Town to flourish and grow as a great place to work as AMD, Global Foundries and it's offshoots move in, while still maintaining the beauty and peace that make it truly a great place to live.