There's another public meeting coming up to talk about ideas for 1 Monument Square

1 Monument Square

The fifth major attempt to redevelop the 1 Monument Square site in the heart of downtown Troy takes another step November 5 with a public meeting to formally present ideas developed during the public planning sessions this past summer.

City press release blurbage:

During the meeting, project designers and planners will present a refined concept for the site. Following the presentation, the City, along with the design team, will analyze project costs, available grant funding, and other factors necessary to move the project forward. The City previously held a multi-day workshop to study the site, inviting Troy residents, business owners, employees and the general public to participate in developing a shared vision for the One Monument Square site. The feedback provided during the meetings were used to develop a series of site illustrations which feature significant open public space, two levels of parking, views of the Hudson River, and pedestrian connections down to the adjacent William D. Chamberlain Riverfront Park.

Officials have said the idea this time around is to figure out some sort of consensus on how the site should be used before finding developers interested in the site.

This next meeting is Monday, November 5 at 7 pm at the Arts Center of the Capita Region (265 River Street).

Earlier: Five takeaways from the start of the fifth major effort to redevelop 1 Monument Square

Comments

I'm sure that THIS time it'll come to fruition!

Monument Square is the Chernobyl of the Capital Region. It will be vacant for the next 1000 years.

I like the look of the buildings on both sides. They should subdivide it into 4 or so lots. Use one for a promenade down to the river. Sell off the others, with the provisions that they shall have first floor retail, and shall have facades in keeping with the neighborhood, and see what happens.

I think the desire for some huge grandiose thing is the problem. Let go of the top-down thinking and let people be creative.

All you whiners are going to get what you want. A big white elephant that the city will not have adequate money to build nor maintain. Either sell it to a developer or create a grassy park area.

If I win the bazillion $ lottery, I'm buying the space and installing a giant ferris wheel.

Oh sweet, Monument Square stories are my fav!

Troy's riverfront has so much potential but its design leaves a lot to be desired. Parking lots right on the river? That space could be used for so much more! One must hope that green spaces and increased access to the river are top priorities for the city and developers. Exciting news, nonetheless.

@J:
Yes, a huge ferris wheel: great idea!

Why let Asia (and the UK and Australia) have all the fun?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9I4_IQjuzCQ

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