Mayor McCarthy Announces Nine More Blighted Properties to be Demolished

December 21, 2016

Schenectady, N.Y. ~ Mayor Gary McCarthy today announced that the City of Schenectady will   demolish nine more blighted properties. The City has issued a bid to demolish: 343 Schenectady Street; 345 Schenectady Street; 548 Schenectady Street; 720 Crane Street; 326 Paige Street; 860 Strong Street; 11 Hamlin Street; 706 Westover Place and 216 Duane Avenue.

Mayor McCarthy said, “This latest demolition bid continues our focused efforts to improve Schenectady neighborhoods. We have demolished over 100 buildings to help fight blight and this new bid keeps us moving forward in our efforts to revitalize Schenectady.”

The City is using funding from HUD to help finance demolitions.

Bids must be delivered to the office of the City Clerk, Room #107, City Hall, 105 Jay Street, Schenectady, New York by 10:30 a.m. on January 10, 2017.  Specifications may be picked up in the Purchasing Department, Room #102, City Hall, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. weekdays or downloaded from the Empire State Purchasing Group website at

The demolition work is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2017.

In addition to the 100 plus demolitions, the City of Schenectady continues efforts to promote home ownership and renovation of properties working closely with the Capital Region Land Bank.

The Mayor’s Home Ownership Made Easy in Schenectady (H.O.M.E.S.) Program helps to market homes to new residents and to sell City-owned property to residents who commit to invest in Schenectady.  To see a list of City-owned and Land Bank-owned properties for sale visit

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