Signature element of $480 million transformative mixed-use waterfront development is ready for public use and includes 50 boat slips, amphitheater, and kayak launch

November 1, 2017, SCHENECTADY, NY— Galesi Group executives today were joined by community and business leaders to “Christen the Harbor,” marking the completion and opening of the signature marina at the transformative $480 million Mohawk Harbor mixed-use development, featuring 50 boat slips, amphitheater, and kayak launch.

Galesi Group President and CEO David Buicko declared the harbor open with a nod to the traditional nautical christening ceremony in front of guests and construction partners including Bergmann Engineering, LeChase Construction, Rifenburg Companies, 260 Structural Engineering, Hershberg & Hershberg Engineering, Re4orm Architecture, Barton & Loguidice, Schenectady Hardware and Electric and The Dock Doctors.

“It’s not every day that as a community we can unite to turn a decades old brownfield into a signature super-regional destination that’s a hub for commerce, recreation, arts and culture,” said Galesi Group President and CEO David Buicko. “Mohawk Harbor will be a gateway to the revitalized Schenectady, finally providing river access to the public, bridging the waterfront to Downtown, and providing the tens of thousands of boaters who pass by annually a first-class facility to dock and enjoy new hotels, dining, and access to Rivers Casino & Resort.”

“Mohawk Harbor was a bold vision when it was first unveiled, the only man-made harbor on the Erie Canal,” said Schenectady County Legislature Chairman Anthony Jasenski. “Today, we celebrate the construction of this marvelous feat of engineering and the creation of what will be a regional tourist destination bringing thousands of people to relax, shop, eat, stay and visit over and over again.”

“Mohawk Harbor is the signature economic development project in the Capital Region and arguably all of Upstate New York and we are thrilled it is happening right here in Schenectady,” said Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy. “With unprecedented growth and new jobs, new features like Mohawk Harbor and Rivers Casino & Resort enhance our already vibrant entertainment and restaurant scene, making Schenectady a city on the move.”

As the largest waterfront development in Upstate New York, Mohawk Harbor creates the first-ever maritime gateway to all of Schenectady’s attractions and amenities including new hotels, Rivers Casino & Resort, and its vibrant restaurant scene.

Mohawk Harbor is a $480 million, 1.4 million-square-foot planned community that integrates luxury living, high-tech office space, hotels, restaurants and retail along one mile of the Mohawk River. The River House, a centerpiece of the mixed-use development, features 206 luxury apartments as well as waterfront retail space, amenities and views of the Mohawk River.

About the Galesi Group –  Headquartered in Schenectady, NY, the Galesi Group has established itself as one of the largest Commercial Real Estate Development firms in New York State.  Since 1969, the Galesi Group has committed to the growth and development of Upstate New York. During this course, Galesi has tackled complex commercial office projects both locally and on a national level with its current real estate holdings totaling eleven million square feet of industrial, office, medical, and residential space.  In addition to Galesi’s diverse real estate portfolio, the Galesi Group of companies is active in third-party logistics and oil and gas. For more information, see

About Mohawk Harbor – Mohawk Harbor is a 60-acre master planned community that integrates luxury living, high-tech offices, hotels, restaurants, and retail along one mile of the Mohawk River. When complete, Mohawk Harbor will consist of over 1.4 million square feet, including 206 apartments, 50 condominiums, 24 townhouses, 2 hotels, 100,000 square feet of harbor side retail/dining, 70,000 square feet of Class A Office space, and one of New York State’s first licensed casinos, Rivers Casino & Resort. This pedestrian friendly waterfront development will create public access to the water for boating and recreation and offer community areas with outdoor seating, landscaped green space, and a direct link to the Mohawk Hudson Hike-Bike Trail. 

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