Action delayed on Schenectady apartments plan; Hotel expansion at old Alco site gets go-ahead


The Planning Commission unanimously approved Rush Street Gaming’s plan to expand the hotel at Rivers Casino and Resort at Mohawk Harbor from 150 rooms to 163 and add additional parking spaces.

The Chicago-based casino operator’s hotel — the brand name has not yet been announced — will now have a reconfigured pool, additional rooms, more parking spaces, and a minor change in building materials.

“The biggest change is that the hotel has gone from 150 rooms to 163,” said Mike Levin, principal of Development Management Associates. “I think that’s a good thing. Each of these hotels have their own specifications.”

With the addition of 13 rooms, there will be another 13 parking spaces on the site. That brings the total number of parking spaces for the casino and hotel to 1,744, Levin said.

Brian Fink, principal with Las Vegas-based architect Klai Juba, said the hotel now has a “more richer feel” with precast tile. “Everything else is still relatively the same,” he said.

Viccaro, Haley. “Action Delayed on Schenectady Apartments Plan.” The Daily Gazette. N.p., 21 Jan. 2016. Web.

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