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Mar 2018

TLC for a Grande Dame – The Hotel Lafayette

“In less than four months, developer Rocco R. Termini expects a restored and renovated Hotel Lafayette to be fully operating. Into its seventh month, the $42 million project at the historic downtown structure — turning the building into, among other things, a “one-stop shop” for weddings — is about 60 percent complete. “It’s moving along,” …

Mar 2018

Building on a City’s History

“Across from Philipse Manor Hall, a landmark from the city’s 17th-century Dutch settlement, a row of 19th century buildings will be restored against a backdrop of towering new construction, as public and private partners continue to add workforce housing in a delicate balance with historic preservation in downtown Yonkers. L+M Development Partners Inc., a Larchmont-based …

Mar 2018

Lafayette’s Restoration a Triumph

“Layer upon layer of paint, including pink neon, had to be scraped off to uncover mahogany wainscoting. It took days of cleaning with Q-tips to reveal the pastoral scene in a blackened, late 19th century oil painting. In the Crystal Ballroom, workers laid 50,000 tiles imported from Turkey to replicate the original floor. A coat …

Mar 2018

Affordable Housing Units to be Built Following $7.95 Million Deal

“The Community Preservation Corporation (CPC), Jonah Mandelbaum, and Occupations, Inc. announced today the closing of a $7.95 million loan to develop Sunrise Apartments, a 79-unit complex in the Scotchtown section of the Town of Wallkill. The complex will house families and individuals with developmental and physical disabilities, and provide access to support and employment services …

Mar 2018

Liberty Gardens Breaks Ground on New Community Center

“Liberty Gardens, a 180-unit housing project, has stood for 60 years as one of the main public housing centers in the city. During a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday morning, a host of local elected officials gathered to dedicate a new community center in the complex to Edward W. Corr, the treasurer of the Rome Housing …

Mar 2018

GAR In The News

Winn Details Its Plans for Sibley Centre “Initial redevelopment plans for the downtown Sibley Centre include market-rate housing on the top three floors and affordable housing on three floors below that, a Winn Cos. official said this week. The 12-story building will be redeveloped for mixed uses, said Christopher Fleming, project executive, with retail businesses …

Mar 2018

Capital Grand Condos Recast as $10M Apartment Project

“Norstar Development USA is resurrecting plans to build a large, multi-family development in downtown Albany, but this time it will be apartments instead of condominiums. The Buffalo-based developer wants to build a four-story, 83,300 sq.ft., 70-unit building at 733 Broadway near Quackenbush Square. Construction would cost about $10 million, said Richard Higgins, company president. “We’re …

Mar 2018

Taylor Breaks Ground for the Legends at North Ponds

“Taylor, a leading regional general contractor, has been awarded the contract for construction of The Legends at North Ponds. Taylor is teaming with a local develoepr, Peter Landers, 822HR LLC, and Lauer-Manguso & Associates Architects for design and construction of the 114 senior-lifestyle apartments at 842 Holt Road. M&T Bank is providing 822HR LLC the …

Mar 2018

Yonkers School 6 to Make Way for Housing

“The historic archway of a long-abandoned school building will be preserved as part of the façade of a new affordable-housing complex to rise in its place next year. Mayor Mike Spano will join the developers of the Schoolhouse Terrace at Croton Heights project at noon Tuesday to hail the start of demolition at the derelict …

Dec 2011

Lt. Gov. Robert J. Duffy Vows State Commitment to Housing at Watertown’s Beaver Meadow Apartments Groundbreaking

“The groundbreaking ceremony for an apartment project gave state and local government officials the opportunity to show their commitment to Fort Drum and to filling the need for housing. “This will create great safe, affordable housing for soldiers, their families and the residents of the community,” Lt. Gov. Robert J. Duffy said at the ceremony …