Impact Downtown Albany

Discover Albany and Albany Center Gallery Highlight The Downtown Albany Visual Experience In 2020 Visitors Guide

January 17, 2020 – 10:21 am

Recognizing downtown Albany as a destination, Discover Albany, in collaboration with the Albany Center Gallery, last week revealed the new cover design for the 2020 Discover Albany Visitors Guide. The cover and companion map were both illustrated by artist Cara Hanley and feature downtown as part of the guide’s “Artful Albany” theme. The @Discoveralbany 2020 Visitors Guide artist illustrations […]

Opening Of The Knick In Downtown Albany

December 12, 2019 – 2:21 pm

The formerly vacant building at 16 Sheridan Avenue in downtown, which was once home to The Knickerbocker News, has been transformed into “The Knick.” This exciting project features more than 130 apartments, and occupancy is already approaching 75 percent. On the building’s 3,500 sq. ft. first floor, construction is underway and what will soon be home […]

Annual Report | Building For Tomorrow 2019

November 18, 2019 – 9:16 am

Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2019, Capitalize Albany Corporation has elevated the City of Albany and the Region. It’s executing action-oriented strategies and catalyzing transformation in Albany’s neighborhoods, downtown and commercial districts citywide. To learn more you can read Capitalize Albany Corporation’s 2019 Annual Report, click here or below. Read our 2018 annual report Read […]

Food Hall And Restaurant Incubator Albany Kitchen Readying For Opening

November 4, 2019 – 11:57 am

As part of Redburn Development Partners’ $80 million investment, the renovation of a 4,500 sq. ft. vacant building at 55 Columbia Street is under way. Occupying the building’s two floors with space fit up supported in part by the Downtown Albany Retail Grant Program, Albany Kitchen is planning for its opening in the coming weeks. Troy Kitchen opened […]

Redburn Development Partners’ $80 Million Investment Downtown Progresses

October 17, 2019 – 6:21 pm

View the announcement’s press release $12.3 million will be invested into the transformation of 39 and 45 Columbia Street as part of Redburn Development’s more than $80 million total investment into downtown Albany. The $7 million project at 45 Columbia Street will take what is currently a 78,000 sq. ft. vacant parking garage and create […]

Nov. 13 | Building For Tomorrow 2019

October 10, 2019 – 11:54 am

An annual event, Building For Tomorrow will be hosted this year at one of Albany’s newest investments, The Knick at 16 Sheridan Avenue. A more than $20 million investment, what was a vacant 112,000 sq. ft. office building is being transformed into 132 market-rate apartments and ground floor commercial space which will feature The Yard […]

Semblance Medspa Adding Clinical Skin Care Services, Health And Wellness Support To Neighborhood Amenities

September 27, 2019 – 1:44 pm

Click Here To View The Announcement’s Press Release Officially welcomed to the City of #Albany this morning, Semblance Medspa is the latest example of a diversifying retail and service mix, and we are excited for the investment Dr. Sajid is making in downtown. https://t.co/nIf5J5S3Fu #CapAlbGrants #ImpactDowntown pic.twitter.com/5FJ2URWsu4 — ᴄᴀᴘɪᴛᴀʟɪᴢᴇ ᴀʟʙᴀɴʏ (@CapAlbanyCorp) September 27, 2019 The […]

With Completed Renovations at 90 North Pearl Street ‘The Bishop’ Opens In Downtown Albany

September 19, 2019 – 11:53 am

Click Here To View The Announcement’s Press Release With completed renovations at 90 N. Pearl, downtown #Albany‘s newest restaurant The Bishop, offering a farm to table, bourbon and steak focus, was officially welcomed to the Capital City for its grand opening. https://t.co/CpyGn1DfFg #ImpactDowntown #CaoAlbGrants pic.twitter.com/uRScbTlzKx — ᴄᴀᴘɪᴛᴀʟɪᴢᴇ ᴀʟʙᴀɴʏ (@CapAlbanyCorp) September 19, 2019 The storefront at […]

New Street Decals Enhance Capital City Trolley Service And Connectivity

August 13, 2019 – 3:01 pm

The Capital District Transportation Authority recently installed new street decals, making it even easier to find its stops and ride the free Capital City Trolley connecting downtown Albany and the Lark Street business district. The Trolley operates Thursday – Saturday from 5 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Check out the new street decals in Downtown Albany […]

Transformational Projects Announced For Clinton Square As Part Of $10 Million Downtown Revitalization Initiative Award

July 24, 2019 – 8:37 pm

View the announcement’s press release, click here The City of Albany’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative Plan and Award Booklet can be found here Governor Cuomo announced 12 transformational projects for Albany’s Clinton Square neighborhood as part of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) award. The strategic investments in Clinton Square will enhance the neighborhood’s role […]