Website offers glimpse at project

Website offers glimpse at project

Website offers glimpse at project
Photo of site updated every 30 minutes
BY HALEY VICCARO Gazette Reporter

The Galesi Group has launched a website that includes information and updates on the Mohawk Harbor project, along with a live feed of construction on the site off Erie Boulevard:
Reach Gazette reporter Haley Viccaro at 395-3114,   or @HRViccaro on Twitter.

The Galesi Group has a new website about its Mohawk Harbor development, which includes a live feed of construction on the 60-acre brownfield off Erie Boulevard.

The website — www.themohawkhar   — provides information and updates about the Rotterdam developer’s project to revitalize the old Alco site with housing, hotels, office and retail buildings and a 50-boat-slip harbor.

Galesi is partnering with Rush Street Gaming of Chicago to build the Rivers Casino and Resort at Mohawk Harbor, a $330 million project that will house 1,150 slot machines and 66 table games.

Work by Rifenburg Construction is underway on the property along the Mohawk River. The contractor is currently working on the harbor, roads and utilities.

A camera across the street on top of the Golub Corp. headquarters takes a photo of the site every 30 minutes, which is updated online. The website also offers the option to zoom in and search through past photos, along with a timelapse video of construction to date.

David Buicko, chief operating officer of Galesi, earlier this month said that the harbor walls are expected to arrive on site by the end of the month. Also, the Courtyard by Marriott hotel will start going up in about two months, followed by apartments.

Rush Street is seeking site plan approval for the $330 million casino at the city Planning Commission’s next meeting on July 15. The operator plans to submit tweaked versions of its casino design for the meeting.

The casino also has its own website at  with information for potential employees and vendors.

Rush Street is expected to receive a casino license from the state Gaming Commission by the end of the year.

Galesi previously received site plan approval for the developer’s other buildings on site, including a 124-room Courtyard by Marriott, 191-unit apartment building, 50-unit condominium building, 24-unit townhouse building and a 60,000-square-foot office and retail building.

A still image from the live camera showing construction of the Mohawk Harbor site in Schenectady is seen Monday at 11 a.m.