SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The city has started demolition as an effort to boost redevelopment efforts on State Street and Albany Street in Schenectady’s Hamilton Hill neighborhood.
“The demolition of 910 State Street is another step in the rebuilding process,” Mayor McCarthy said.
Once crews from Schenectady-based Jackson Demolition complete work on 910 State, they will move next door to knock down 848 State Street.
A block up State Street, work continues on a new Library and Literacy Center being built by Schenectady County to serve neighborhood residents. A new Family Dollar store will be built next door with work scheduled to start in the next few weeks. The new library/retail project represents a $5 million investment in the neighborhood.
On nearby Albany Street, all local approvals are now in place for a $14 million apartment project that will start construction this fall. The new apartments will revitalize an entire neighborhood block.
Back on State Street, 852 State will be renovated for a new West Indian retail store that is relocating from Albany Street to make way for the new apartment project.
At the corner of State and Brandywine, a Massachusetts developer is pursuing a planned $6 million development.