Schenectady, N.Y. — The Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority and Redburn Development Partners today announced that work has started on the renovation of the former Gazette Press building at 132 Broadway in Downtown Schenectady.
The building features an interesting metal façade that needs major repairs and renovations as the building is over 100 years old. PCC Contracting of Schenectady has been hired to fix the façade. Work includes repairing the foundation, replacing metal panels that cannot be repaired, repointing terra cotta joints and repainting the entire façade.
Redburn is working with Metroplex to develop a mixed-use building at the former site of the Daily Gazette’s printing plant. Metroplex is providing a $95,000 façade grant toward façade renovation costs.
Ray Gillen, Metroplex Chair said, “We are excited to move forward with this important historic preservation project. It is great to work once again with Redburn to bring back to life a key building located in the center of downtown.”
Jeff Buell from Redburn Development Partners said, “This building is gem in the Downtown community, and we are thrilled to be partnering with Metroplex and the City of Schenectady to bring new life to this Broadway project.”
Once the façade repairs are complete, work on interior renovations will get underway.