Timeline

Timeline

2021

  • Joined by the Institute for Justice, residents and supporters of the Burnet Road neighborhood in Clay, NY announces the formation of a new group, the Save Burnet Road Coalition. The group launches a Facebook group, Clay Homes Preservation Coalition, and creates a petition against the expansion of the site.  

2020

  • December 2020: OCIDA sends out purchase offers to all homeowners on Burnet Road with extensive confidentiality clauses.  
  • December 2020: The Onondaga County Industrial Development Agency determines that the proposed White Pine Commerce Park Expansion may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and that a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared as a result.  
  • October 2020: Burnet Rd residents request a meeting in the town of Clay to discuss OCIDA’s pressuring of owners to sell their homes.   
  • September 2020: the County acquires more land on Burnet Road, adding 198 acres to the existing 445 acres it already owns.   

2019

  • The county acquires more land on State Route 31 and Burnet Road, bringing the park site up to 445 acres.   

2012

  • Site is named “White Pine Commerce Park” and county begins to market the land to high tech manufacturers.  

2011

  • The 225-acre site is designated as a “priority project” by Central New York Regional Economic Development Council.  

1990’s

  • The county began buying land at corner of Caughdenoy and State Route 31  for “Clay Business Park.”