St. Joseph’s Academy Adaptive Reuse – The Albany Housing Authority and The Albany Barn are actively seeking funding for the adaptive reuse of this derelict 1906 school building at the corner of N. Swan and Second Streets. The proposed reuse is as 25 affordable live/work lofts for artists on the upper floors and a 17,400 square foot arts-oriented business incubator, with performance studios, and theatre.
Historic King’s Way Renovation – Collaborative adaptive reuse of an historic row house, the Albany Housing Authority with the Albany County Historical Association, owners and operators of the Ten Broeck Mansion in progress). ACHA will develop this property as a gift store, gallery, and space for offices and storage. This property will be connected to the Mansion grounds by a footpath. This project will serve as a cultural anchor at the north end of North Swan Street and provide higher visibility and greater community access to the Ten Broeck Mansion.
Swan Street Mixed-Use – In December 2008, construction was completed on 23 rental apartments over 7 storefronts in a mix of rehabilitated and infill construction on North Swan Street. The project is intended to bring to the Arbor Hill community essential retail and professional services. Neighborhood seeking: laundry/dry cleaner, an eatery/bakery; pharmacy and business services.
North Swan Street Multi-Modal Study – The Albany Housing Authority and the Capital District Transportation Committee, with the support of the City of Albany, conducted this study intended to provide recommendations to improve pedestrian and vehicular access along North Swan Street. The plan paves the way for funding applications to resurface the street, rebuild sidewalks, install historic lighting and landscaping. Also, the traffic configuration will be returned to its former 2-way configuration and off-street parking will be created to support business development.