Coeymans port owner details preservation efforts

The owner of the Port of Coeymans has been depicted by some local preservation and environmental advocates as an New POC Logoindustrial bogeyman who wants to swallow up everything in this old Hudson River community in the name of his business.

But Carver Laraway, who went from a teenage construction worker to a local business mogul, said he’s more than the man behind the cranes that sort scrap metal near the river’s shore, or the trucks that go back and forth all day carrying products like dried corn and road salt from the port’s staging area off Route 144.

The Guilderland-based businessman said he wants to invest in preserving the hamlet of Coeymans. His most recent acquisition is the purchase of a historic, burned-out home that overlooks the Hudson River in hopes it can be renovated.

“It’s all about how we are going to fix up the community,” he said recently at the Port of Coeymans’ headquarters, a horse barn that he had rehabilitated after he purchased the former P & M brick plant property about 15 years ago. “Keep industry to the north, residential to the south.” Continue reading “Coeymans port owner details preservation efforts”

Port of Coeymans has invested millions, but is assessed for less

Low assessment of town industrial site raises questions

The owner of the Port of Coeymans has sunk millions of dollars into the Hudson River property, transforming the former brick New POC Logofactory into a bustling industrial site that includes recycling, construction-material storage and barge shipping.

But a review of public records and interviews with town officials raise questions about whether the town’s $2.2 million assessment for the 120-acre parcel adequately reflects the value of the site after renovations began five years ago by the port’s owner, Carver Laraway.

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More than a dozen companies work at or move goods from the newly created Port of Coeymans

Mar 16, 2009, 12:00am EDT Updated Mar 12, 2009, 10:21am EDT
source of article: http://www.bizjournals.com/albany/stories/2009/03/16/smallb2.html

Carver Laraway isn’t one to dismiss a business opportunity.New POC Logo

So when his attorney told him there was an old brickyard for sale in southern Albany County, the Altamont contractor bought it.

In August, almost seven years after purchasing the former P&M Brick plant on the Hudson River in Coeymans, Laraway and Eli Weis, his partner in the deal, opened the site as the Port of Coeymans. Continue reading “More than a dozen companies work at or move goods from the newly created Port of Coeymans”