Updated with comparison renderings, and building completion target dates.
We had a chance to stop by the Park South redevelopment site in Albany Wednesday to have a look at how things are coming along.
There's been significant progress on the construction of the $110 million project, which when finished will include more than 265 residential units, retail space along New Scotland Ave, a large medical office building, and a parking garage. The garage and medical office office building on Myrtle Ave are already up. One of the blocks of mixed-use buildings along New Scotland, along with a large chunk of the residential buildings on Morris Street, are also now standing -- some of them even have their facades on.
Walking around the site Wednesday we were struck by how the new buildings are shaping the feel of that corridor along New Scotland Ave. The buildings constructed right by Albany Med over the last decade were already lending the area a denser, more urban feel. And the Park South redev buildings are stretching out that feel. It's a remarkable change.
Here are a handful of pics and some bits about when the various parts of the project will be finished...
Photos are above in large format -- click or scroll all the way up.
We talked with Rich Rosen -- VP of Columbia Development, which is managing the project -- this week about the targeted completion dates for the various buildings:
+ The parking garage is complete.
+ Construction of the medical office building on Myrtle Ave is complete, and three of its five floors have been fitted out. Rosen said one medical practice has already moved into the building, and a second is scheduled to move in this weekend. He anticipated the building would be fully fitted out by spring 2016.
+ The rows of housing along Morris Street and the part of the Robin between Morris and Myrtle are scheduled to be completed and ready for tenants by June 2016. Tri-City Rentals will be managing those properties.
+ The six-story mixed-use building on New Scotland Ave between Myrtle and Morris is scheduled to be completed by the end of August 2016. That building is set to have retail on the street level and residential on the five floors above. Tri-City will also be managing the retail space, but Rosen mentioned that the Bank of America branch currently on New Scotland Ave in Park South would be moving into the corner retail space of the building at Myrtle and New Scotland.
+ The other rows of residential -- on Dana Ave and the section of Robin at Dana -- are scheduled for June 2017 completion.
+ The second mixed-use building -- on New Scotland between Morris and Dana -- is scheduled to be finished by the end of summer 2017.
Earlier on AOA: Park South redevelopment plan gets final OK
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