Impact Downtown Albany

Downtown Residential On Track As 2018 Gets Under Way

January 16, 2018 – 3:44 pm

Since the downtown residential initiative’s inception in 2002, with progress driven by Impact Downtown Albany implementation, Albany’s newest neighborhood is becoming home to more and more. As 2018 gets under way, the number of downtown apartment units completed and the hundreds currently under construction combined total more than 800 units.  Supporting Impact Downtown implementation and utilized […]

Extensive Rehabilitation Project to Infuse Albany Neighborhoods with New Energy

December 21, 2017 – 9:19 pm

Home Leasing has committed to rehabilitating 210 units of housing in the Arbor Hill neighborhood and along Clinton Avenue and Ten Broeck Triangle. Local momentum caught the Rochester based developer’s attention, nearly 100 new affordable homes recently came online in Sheridan Hollow—implementation of a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization strategy redeveloped the Sheridan Hollow neighborhood into a […]

Capitalize Albany and Convention Center Authority Collaboration Moves Forward Toward Redevelopment Success at Liberty Park

December 13, 2017 – 7:58 pm

A Purchase and Sale Agreement was approved this week by both the Capitalize Albany Corporation and Albany Convention Center Authority (ACCA) Boards for transfer of property interests in the roughly five acre ACCA surplus property surrounding Liberty Park in downtown Albany. This decision follows a collaborative and intensive due diligence period during which Capitalize Albany […]

Capitalize Albany Issues Request For Proposals Regarding Design and Engineering Of Albany Skyway Project

December 8, 2017 – 6:30 pm

Read The Announcement Press Release Here With support from Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council initiative and New York State, Capitalize Albany Corporation issued a request for proposals to kick off the Albany Skyway project. The Corporation is seeking respondents to complete initial design and engineering of a linear park on an underutilized off-ramp of […]

Local Vendors, Makers And Holiday Cheer Displayed At The Downtown Albany Arcade

December 4, 2017 – 12:01 am

The Fort Orange General Store kicked off its four-week Holiday Market in downtown Albany’s Arcade Building Thursday. Going forward, each Friday evening and ending the evening of December 22, the Holiday Market will feature 20 vendors (rotating each week) selling locally made and sourced goods, live entertainment, art exhibits, restaurant promotions, and drop-in workshops at the Fort […]

New Dog Park To Serve As Neighborhood Attraction As Downtown Residential Growth Continues

November 29, 2017 – 8:57 pm

The gates of the Olde English Downtown Dog Park are now officially open in Albany. The park serves as a significant neighborhood amenity as downtown’s residential base continues to grow, with 50 percent of its residential properties now welcoming pets. More than 650 downtown residential units have been completed or are currently under construction. This […]

A Local ‘Clicks To Bricks’ Story: Crazy 4 Green Diecast Replicas Opens Downtown Albany Store

November 20, 2017 – 5:26 pm

A local ‘clicks to bricks’ story in downtown #Albany. Crazy 4 Green Diecast Replicas is now a part of Steuben Alley. https://t.co/Giy4Q1H6hK #ImpactDowntown pic.twitter.com/BkYdVfMJlZ — Capitalize Albany (@CapAlbanyCorp) November 20, 2017 Crazy 4 Green Diecast Replicas, a specialty retail destination selling auto and machinery models was welcomed to downtown Albany on Wednesday, November 15 at […]

World-Class Special Effects Company Locates Downtown Under START-UP NY Partnership 

November 20, 2017 – 2:12 pm

.@Branch_VFX, a “tier one” special effects company locates downtown under new Start-Up NY partnership @ualbany https://t.co/O2Nz7LvgS1 #ImpactDowntown — Capitalize Albany (@CapAlbanyCorp) November 20, 2017 The University at Albany announced the latest company to join UAlbany’s expanding START-UP NY portfolio—Branch VFX. A boutique special effects firm with New York City and LA offices, Branch VFX is a […]

New Holiday Market Announced For Downtown Albany

November 17, 2017 – 7:45 pm

The Fort Orange General Store will celebrate its inaugural holiday season with a Holiday Market in downtown Albany’s Arcade Building and the Fort Orange General Store. The market will feature 20 vendors (rotating each week) selling locally made and sourced goods, live entertainment, art exhibits, restaurant promotions, and drop-in workshops at the Fort Orange General […]

Building For Tomorrow 2017

November 16, 2017 – 3:51 pm

Joined by its investors, hundreds of community leaders and stakeholders, Capitalize Albany Corporation hosted its annual event, Building For Tomorrow 2017 on Nov. 14 at Berkshire Bank’s 30 South Pearl Street office penthouse, celebrating an extraordinary year of building momentum in the Capital City. In review of 2017, Capitalize Albany presented on an unprecedented year of […]