BY JOHN CROPLEY, The Daily Gazette
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — The proposal to convert the old Elmer Avenue School into apartments continues to inch forward, with a new developer presenting a project for city approval.
The new plans call for 51 rental units for older residents. The Rochester firm that proposes to undertake the project said it would cost a minimum of $15 million and would go forward only if it’s awarded historic preservation and affordable housing grants.
Elmer Gardens secured a use variance for the project from the city Zoning Board of Approvals in early October. It went before the Planning Commission last week for preliminary review of a requested site plan approval and made a favorable first impression.
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