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.
Many of the homes that were seized were either fire-damaged or had been demolished.
There is a group of 16 investors involved in the project. They include HB Housing Group, Friend of the Community, Galesi Management Group, Civco Live In Schenectady, NBT, Neil and Jane Golub, DRL Schenectady Housing, Re4orm Architecture, Precision Industrial Maintenance, Schenectady Hardware & Electric, Jackson Demolition, Capital Region Gaming, Northeastern Fine Jewelry and LeChase Construction.
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Beam, Andrew. “Construction Work Begins on $3.5M Barrett Street Project.” The Daily Gazette, 31 Aug. 2018, dailygazette.com/article/2018/09/03/construction-work-begins-on-3-5-million-barrett-street-project.