GLENS FALLS — A proposal to build a nearly 19,000-square-foot addition to the Flomatic Corp. building will be reviewed on Tuesday by the city Planning Board.
Flomatic, which makes valves, needs the additional room to install a new epoxy coating system. That would increase the capacity by about 50 percent.
The meeting will take place at 4:45 p.m. in the Common Council chambers in City Hall.
Bo Andersson, president and chief executive officer, said he hoped to start the project immediately if it receives approval. Rozell Industries would begin clearing the site in the following days.
Company officials hope to start construction in late April, with October as the intended completion date.
“Everything is on target,” he said.
Andersson said the addition to the building at 15 Pruyn’s Island would allow the company to hire more people. It currently employs nearly 50 people.
“We expect to hire about 15 people in the next year to three years,” he said.
Andersson said the split-level addition would feature a new epoxy coating system on the first floor and, on the second level, there would be a research and develop laboratory and a state-of-the-art hydraulic pump training facility.
“We have formalized training for our own salespeople, but also our customer base,” he said.
The addition would match the architecture of the current building, according to Andersson. There would be a large 20-foot by 40-foot window facing the Hudson River on that side of the building.
“It’s going to be pretty from the inside and pretty from the outside,” he said. “The building is not going to be like your average warehouse.”
The cost of the work is $1.64 million. In December, the company learned it had been awarded $650,000 from the Regional Economic Development Council for the project.
Also to be reviewed by the Planning Board is a proposal by Atilla and Stephanie Kayalar to open a second Restore Balance location at 107 Bay St.
The business at 451 Glen St. offers yoga, acupuncture, massage, therapy, aromatherapy and reiki, as well as psychological services, workshops and meditation, according to its website.
The space was formerly occupied by a law office and was the site where Queensbury Taxi had hoped to run its business. The company abandoned that plan.
On the agenda as well is a plan by Mike Stevens to build two three-unit condominiums at 14 Culvert St. A fire destroyed a building at the site in September 2016. The board tabled the application at February’s meeting because Stevens lacked detailed plans.