The plan to build a Costco Wholesale store near Crossgates Mall has been in the works for three years. There has been a lot of resistance and red tape but now there is a major development that could get the wholesale store built.
We have seen a couple of New York State Thruway rest areas reopen but that may be all for a while. It looks as if the project to revamp and rebuild the twenty-seven Thruway rest areas is significantly delayed.
The Tobin's First Prize building stood abandoned for years and recently it has been torn down. It took longer than expected because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but now we are getting a clearer picture of what that site will become.
There may be some major development of a large piece of property across from the Albany-Rensselaer Train Station. The Twin brothers who own the property have big plans that they intend on presenting to the city soon.
There has been a plan for Wilton Mall for quite some time. The first part of the plan is to level Bon Ton and start building luxury apartments. However, there has been some lasting resistance from a few.
In a recent vote, the Troy Planning Commission gave partial approval to redevelop part of the Troy Atrium into an apartment complex while still accommodating the Troy Farmers Market both inside and outside.
If you drive along Route 9 in the Latham/Cohoes area chances are you have driven by this eyesore. It was an operating motel for quite some time, became apartments, and then it declined. Eventually, it was condemned. Now construction crews are tearing it down.
It will be the first Chick-fil-A (outside of the Albany International Airport) built in the Capital Region. The Clifton Park Chick-fil-A is moving full steam ahead. Check out the project, the progress, and the renderings of what this restaurant will look like when it's complete. The new Chick-fil-A is being built where the old Pier 1 store once was near Clifton Park Center. The plan is to open in March or April.
Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady has become a beautiful development that includes apartments, condos, restaurants, and many businesses. As the retail spaces fill up, there are still many plans for the area surrounding it. One of those plans may include Union College.
There has been a lot of construction in the area of Exit 9 in Clifton Park for quite some time. The major rebuilding of the Sitterly overpass was the main reason. The construction of Sitterly Road was completed early but there is still more to be done. This week, construction continues.
An iconic motel that has been on South Broadway in Saratoga for decades will be demolished if plans get approved. Even though the Turf and Spa Motel may be gone, they are hoping to replace it with a brand new, state-of-the-art hotel.
It is definitely construction season in the Capital Region so it's not unusual to see lane closures and construction vehicles on the highways. But when I was driving home from work the other day, I saw this enormous wide load with a four-car escort going up the Northway.
If you have traveled through Clifton Park you know that there is a ton of growth. There are new apartment complexes popping up. A few years ago there was a proposal to build new apartments at the old Kmart in the Shoppers World Plaza. That plan was shot down. The developers have a new proposal at the same site.
The new Clifton Park Druthers Brewing Company is on track to open sometime this summer. The computer renderings of this massive brewhouse are stunning. Now we can see the progress the builders are making to have Druthers open this summer. Check out the computer renderings and the structure. It's all starting to come to life and it's beautiful.
If you travel along Route 146 near Lowe's and Old Route 146, you have noticed that there is a huge parcel of land that lays vacant. You also will notice it has been filled and leveled just waiting for someone to build on it. We now know what will be built on that land and it is an enormous project.
It seems there is always some sort of construction as you drive through Clifton Park. Now you can add another one to the list. An upscale apartment complex will be built in Clifton Park. The plans were just approved.
About one year ago, almost to the day, a truck with a hydraulic lift plowed into the Sitterly Road overpass in Clifton Park. The road has been closed on and off for a year but now to actually replace the bridge and road, Sitterly Road will be closed all week.
It seems like we may never get a Costco in the Capital Region. The plans have been submitted and construction was supposed to begin but there are a lot of residents and a non-profit that have raised concerns. Just recently there was another meeting, this time in front of an appeals panel.
Let construction season continue. There is a long stretch of Route 9 that will be getting a makeover which means lane closures through Malta and part of Saratoga. The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) will begin resurfacing that part of the roadway starting today.
If you have traveled the Northway at all in the past few months, you know that the construction is a nuisance. But you may have also noticed that they have made significant progress. Officials say they are ahead of schedule.