Schenectady to demolish 9 more properties


The city of Schenectady is set to demolish nine vacant structures as part of an effort to eliminate blighted properties, the mayor announced Wednesday.

Using funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the city is expected to knock down the buildings in early 2017. Most are located in the Hamilton Hill neighborhood. The city has issued a request for bids for the project, Mayor Gary McCarthy said in a news release.

The buildings to be demolished are at:

  • 343 Schenectady St.

  • 345 Schenectady St.

  • 548 Schenectady St.

  • 720 Crane St.

  • 326 Paige St.

  • 860 Strong St.

  • 11 Hamlin St.

  • 706 Westover Place

  • 216 Duane Ave.

The city has knocked down more than 100 buildings in its efforts to eliminate vacant and blighted properties, according to the news release. This new round of demolition is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2017.


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