Capital Region Land Bank Ready to Go with 19 More Demos in Schenectady
NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release
Contact: Gary McCarthy, Mayor Office: (518) 382-5000
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Schenectady, N.Y., January 28, 2016 — The Capital Region Land Bank today issued a request for proposals to demolish 19 more vacant buildings in Schenectady. Bids are due back to the Land Bank on February 11, 2016.
Richard Ruzzo, Chairman of the Capital Region Land Bank and a member of the Schenectady County Legislature said, “We are pleased to announce 19 more vacant and blighted buildings will be taken down by the Land Bank to continue our efforts with the City and County to boost neighborhood revitalization and improve the quality of living for our residents throughout the community.”
Mayor Gary R. McCarthy said, “We are pleased to work with the Land Bank to get rid of houses that are beyond repair while we continue to renovate and restore other homes for new residents through our H.O.M.E.S. program.”
Schenectady is using a $3 million Land Bank grant from Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and HUD funding secured through a partnership with Senator Schumer and Schenectady County to help pay for demolition and renovation projects.
The Mayor’s Home Ownership Made Easy in Schenectady (H.O.M.E.S.) Program also includes efforts to market homes to new residents and to sell City-owned property to residents who commit to invest in Schenectady.
The buildings scheduled for demolition include:
1126 Albany Street
1205 State Street
1207 State Street
114 Porter Street
909 Wendell Avenue
858 Eastern Avenue
4 Elmer Avenue
123 Prospect Street
854 Eastern Avenue
105 DeGraff Street
108 DeGraff Street
101 Prospect Street
112 Prospect Street
129 Prospect Street
1035 Second Avenue
1039 Second Avenue
409 Duane Street
413 Duane Street
706 Vale Place
A final bid award is expected by February 19, 2016. Demolition work is scheduled to start immediately following the bid award. For more information, seewww.capitalregionlandbank.com.