Construction work begins on $3.5M Barrett Street project

Construction work begins on $3.5M Barrett Street project

The homes are slated to be up for sale in first quarter of 2019

BY ANDREW BEAM, The Daily Gazette

SCHENECTADY — Construction of six townhouse-style homes that are part of the $3.5 million Barrett Street housing project has begun.

John Roth, CEO of Plank Construction Services, a partner in the project, said work began on the foundation system two weeks ago, after building permits were secured from the city.

Roth said work to waterproof the exterior of the basement is next, before crews will move on to back-filling to bring the ground up around the basement.

“We want to get to the point where we can get everything backfilled, compacted and graded off in order to allow us to start framing the homes,” Roth said.

The housing project, known as Live-In Schenectady, has been in the works since 2016, when the parcels on which the homes are being built were seized by the city for unpaid taxes. They were then purchased by the investment group that is funding the construction project.

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