The non-profit Adirondack Gateway Council held a series of meetings this week in its efforts to put together a region-wide economic development plan focusing on infrastructure, housing, and healthy communities.
The AGC, made of more than 20 municipalities and organizations, is being supported by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to produce a regionally based economic development strategy for Northern Saratoga, Warren, and Washington counties.
A large apartment complex in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts was sold this summer to a New York City-based developer. A renovation plan will be announced this week. City officials say addressing the dearth of market-rate housing is a key to revitalizing downtown Springfield.
Community Preservation Corporation Senior Vice President and Director of Originations Richard Conley, Cohoes Councilwoman April Kennedy, Assistant Commissioner of New York State Homes & Community Renewal Lorraine Collins, State Senator Neil Breslin, Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy, Regan Development Corporation President Larry Regan, Assemblyman John McDonald, Mayor George Primeau, Cohoes Councilman Bill Ricard, and Living Resources CEO Fredrick Erlich
New York US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko were in Schenectady Monday, calling for continued federal funding of educational and job training programs.
The lawmakers toured a house at 843 Emmett Street that has been under renovation by Schenectady YouthBuild over the past two years. More than 80 high school students worked on the project, turning a run-down building into an energy-efficient showcase.
Anti-poverty activists gathered in Springfield, Massachusetts today at the site where a tent city for the homeless sprang up 10 years ago.
About 50 people rallied on the lawn in front of St. Michael’s Cathedral -- the mother church of the Springfield Roman Catholic Diocese – in the city center where the homeless encampment dubbed “Sanctuary City” started on May 13, 2004.
Contractors remove the roof from the porch of a house on Pendleton Ave. in Springfield, MA. It is one of 25 homes that will be repaired in the second year of a 10-year neighborhood revitalization plan by Rebuilding Together
Volunteers tomorrow will make repairs and improvements to more than two dozen homes on one street in Springfield, Massachusetts. It is part of an ambitious multi-year effort by a national non-profit organization to revitalize one of the poorest urban neighborhoods in the country.
Several Capital Region mayors gathered in Schenectady Thursday to discuss the housing sector challenges facing their cities.
The mayors’ roundtable was part of the day-long summit “Strengthening Cities, Communities & Homes.” Participants took part in discussions and heard from experts including leaders from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
A study commissioned for the city of Springfield, Massachusetts finds strong potential for new market-rate housing in the downtown area where a casino is proposed. But housing developers say high costs and available financing are challenges.