Development of VISTA Technology Campus, a 1.4 million square feet campus of office, research and manufacturing facilities, in addition to medical office and retail space is now scheduled to begin in spring 2011. VISTA’s first tenant facilities as well as Vista Boulevard, the main road in the development, and site utilities will be under construction at that time.
A retail complex will be just one of the several amenities offering shops, banks and restaurants including a pharmacy and a mixed use “village retail” building. VISTA will also have a residential condominium development allowing residents the opportunity to live, work and recreate at VISTA. Other features include a sidewalk system, bike lanes, and a nature trail.
Town officials and members of the Bethlehem Industrial Development Agency (IDA) are actively pursuing high quality companies for the planned 440 acre VISTA Technology Campus. The Town is strategically located within 30 minutes of GlobalFoundries, the AMD chip fab manufacturing facility, in Malta and just a few hours’ drive from several major international cities: New York City, Boston, and Montreal. The Campus is convenient to local research centers such as Albany's NanoTech Complex,(CNSE - College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, the World's most advanced research complex, being 6.8 miles or 8 minutes distant. GE Global Research, Battery, Medical Equipment, and Energy research facilities, as well as GlobalFoundries Fab 8 chip fab plant are all within 30 minutes.
Bethlehem is in the heart of New York’s Tech Valley and recognized by area business leaders as an excellent location for companies interested in the region. The newly renovated Albany-Rensselaer Train Station, the 9th busiest in the country, is located just 3.5 miles away. Portions of Bethlehem are located within the Port of Albany, and the Port of Coeymans is less than 4 miles to the south. Albany International Airport is just 7 miles away.
Refer to the VISTA web site for more information: http://www.vistatechcampus.com/tech.html