Alco project unveiled, will include river harbor

Realtors were wowed Thursday as they got a first look at the Mohawk Harbor development.

The project, which will be built on the former Alco property on Erie Boulevard, features a large harbor carved into the land. It will be surrounded by condos and apartments, with retail on the first floor and condo balconies overlooking the harbor.

“When can we start selling?” one man called out as the realtors watched a video of renderings in the Bowtie Theater.

A bike path will follow the river and circle the 3-acre harbor. Galesi Group is also hoping to build a pedestrian walkway from the harbor to the Proctors block of State Street, which is about three-quarters of a mile. The path would likely connect to Little Italy and the Jay Street pedestrian walkway.

“The main thing on this project is that we want to make sure we complement what’s going on in downtown Schenectady, not compete,” said David Buicko, COO of developer Galesi Group.

The harbor will not only provide a picture-perfect waterfront for residents, but will also reduce the chance of flooding, according to architects.

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