Albany Aquarium: Idea Whose Time Has Come?

Jun 19, 2013

The idea of a building a convention center in downtown Albany has been on the back burner for some time... a developer has come up with a new plan for the land.  Democratic Albany Mayoral Candidate Corey Ellis has been a proponent of building a city aquarium for some time - now Omni Development Corporation is pushing that idea along with a science museum and an IMAX theater to be constructed  on the site of the flat-lined convention center project between Broadway and the South Mall Arterial. 

According to the Times Union, the facility could be built through private fundraising and state economic development money - but  feasibility study is needed to figure out how large the project should be and a better idea of what it would cost.