246 Affordable Housing Units Newly Restored in Albany Pastures Historic District

September 27, 2016

A dedication ceremony marked the completed rehabilitation of 246 affordable housing units in the City of Albany’s Pastures Historic District. Capitalize Albany Corporation joined Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan along with leaders from New York State Homes & Community Renewal, Liberty Affordable Housing, the Albany Housing Authority and tenants of the Historic Pastures Mansions apartments.

The ninety-one buildings, containing 246 units and three commercial spaces were originally constructed in the mid-19th century as row houses and converted to apartments in the 1980s. The buildings which comprise three developments are now called the Historic Pastures Mansions. A $40.3 million investment, Liberty Affordable Housing renovated the 246 units over recent years, creating up to date quality affordable housing for Albany residents. The scope of work included new kitchens with energy efficient lighting and appliances; renovations of bathrooms; new windows, flooring, siding, roofs and rain gutters; sidewalk replacement and parking space repaving. Through logistical coordination, residents were not displaced during the renovation work on their units.

This was a project made possible due to the support of many organizations including Capitalize Albany Corporation, and through the support of Governor Cuomo’s leadership, New York State Homes & Community Renewal. Photos can be found here.