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Groundbreaking Celebrates Beginning Construction of New 277 Room Student Apartment Complex In Albany

August 13, 2015 – 5:36 pm

Aspen at Albany is the new $27.5 million, four-story student apartment complex being built at 1475 Washington Avenue. The 277-room complex is expected to be ready for occupancy by the start of the fall 2016 semester. The development team gathered at the site along with Capitalize Albany Corporation, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and other City officials for […]

New Residential Draws 250 People to Downtown Albany Event

August 10, 2015 – 4:34 pm

With progress driven by the Impact Downtown Albany initiative, downtown Albany is one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in the Capital Region. Combined with Fork in the Road on August 7, the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District hosted a residential open house event featuring eight multi-family properties currently on the market developed through the downtown residential strategy. Each property opened its doors […]

SOLD: Last Of Downtown Albany Luxury Condominiums

August 6, 2015 – 1:57 pm

On Wednesday, August 5, Capitalize Albany Corporation, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, The Rosenblum Companies, and the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) celebrated the sale of the last new condominium available at 17 Chapel Boutique Condominiums. This event marked the end of a $9 million, 24-unit project that opened the door for other large-scale residential conversions […]

Capitalize Albany Corporation Backs URI Regional Growth Strategy Releasing Completed Impact Downtown Albany Strategic Plan Documents

July 30, 2015 – 12:59 am

The Capitalize Albany Corporation Board of Directors authorized release of the market-driven, action-oriented strategic plan, Impact Downtown Albany, completed last fall to serve as a business plan and Playbook for downtown Albany development. In consideration of the opportunities that the State’s Upstate Revitalization Initiative competition offers Albany and the entire Capital Region, the Capitalize Albany […]

Huck Finn’s Playland Celebrates Opening and Reveals Planned Initiatives to Give Back to The Community This Inaugural Summer

July 2, 2015 – 1:40 pm

Congrats @HucksPlayland best way to open an amusement park? Commemorative train ride @AlbanyCityHall @MCCoyCountyExec pic.twitter.com/Rs6te01N2D — Capitalize Albany (@CapAlbanyCorp) July 1, 2015 On Wed. members of the community, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, State and community leaders joined President and CEO Jeff Sperber and Executive Vice President and CFO Reid Sperber to celebrate the formal grand […]

Capitol Melts Grilled Cheese Cafe Takes Space at 136 State Street on Wellington Row

June 30, 2015 – 4:25 pm

Historic Wellington Row’s newest tenant Capitol Melts Grilled Cheese Cafe, the first grilled cheese focused cafe in the City held a ribbon cutting ceremony and formally opened at 136 State Street in downtown Albany on Tuesday after a soft opening earlier this month. As part of Columbia Development’s redevelopment of Albany’s historic Wellington Row, the space was transformed […]

1852 Vacant Historic Building to Be Restored as Downtown Albany Residential

June 18, 2015 – 8:03 pm

On Thursday, the Albany Industrial Development Agency board approved an application to provide financial assistance to Cass Hill Development Cos. to assist with the redevelopment of a vacant historic and dilapidated property which will be restored into 21 luxury market-rate apartments in downtown Albany. A corner of the 25,368-square-foot building at One Columbia Place collapsed […]

Hospitality Culture Is Focus of Summit as Albany Capital Center and Renaissance By Marriott Set Downtown Albany Opening Dates

June 9, 2015 – 9:41 pm

The new Renaissance by Marriott announced it was set to open in mid-October, complementing the discussion today at the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Hospitality Summit on developing a hospitality culture. This conversation occurs ahead of the Albany Capital Center opening which is set for 2017. Capitalize Albany Corporation President Sarah Reginelli discussed the new commercial investments […]

Redevelopment Project to Bring 400 Jobs as Broadway Warehouse District Corridor Looks to Transform

June 3, 2015 – 7:28 pm

On Wednesday, June 3, the Albany Industrial Development Agency board approved an application to provide financial assistance for a redevelopment project along the Broadway corridor of Albany’s warehouse district. Norry Management Corp. has a five-year lease with Maximus Inc., a contractor for New York’s health insurance exchange, to fill 92,000 square feet of space at […]

Druthers Now Brewing on Broadway in Albany

May 27, 2015 – 7:33 pm

On Tuesday, May 26, Druthers Brewing Co. opened the doors to its brand new 18,000 sq. ft. brewery and restaurant at 1053 Broadway in Albany’s warehouse district. This is the second local brewery, bar and restaurant installment for the brand which also has its first established location in Saratoga Springs which opened in 2012. In […]