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Developer sets sights on lower State Street

Upscale apartments, parking spots eyed

This building at 142 State Street in Schenectady is targeted for demolition under a proposal to revitalize the Lower State Street area.
This building at 142 State Street in Schenectady is targeted for demolition under a proposal to revitalize the Lower State Street area.
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Lower State Street may soon get a much-needed face-lift, with one vacant building torn down while another is filled with new life. Developer Christopher Maddalone wants to turn the vacant Spencer Business School building into upscale apartments with retail on the first floor. To give tenants parking spaces, he wants to demolish the old WGY Coin & Stamp building at 142 State St. and replace it with a small parking lot. The Schenectady Planning Commission ...


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tonijean613
February 8, 2013
8:22 a.m.

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Please look to Cambridge, MA for excellent urban planning !! Visibly open parking lots do not add value to an area- a red brick wall surrounding parking lots is a great upscale idea if you can keep graffiti off it, but you want to keep residential parking out of site as possible- and behind retail areas- to give a better welcoming feel of a Town Center walking environment. Best of Luck Mr Maddalone !

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