What was recently a barren plot of land between Erie Boulevard and the Mohawk River is now occupied by concrete, glass, pavement and workers in hard hats.
As summer gets underway, much of the construction on the Mohawk Harbor site is nearing completion. The former industrial plot has transformed in the last few years from a contaminated industrial site to a development of office, retail and living space. The Galesi Group, a Rotterdam-based developer, is responsible for the 60-acre, $450 million project.
Here’s a closer look at where each property on the harbor stands, and when residents and visitors can expect to see each one open.
The Landing Hotel
1 Rush St., located next to Rivers Casino
The 165-room hotel, which makes up the “resort” portion of Rivers Casino & Resort, is on track for a mid-July debut, officials said, though a specific opening date has yet to be announced.
221 Harborside Drive, behind the Courtyard by Marriott
The Riverhouse apartment complex, which will include dining options on the ground floor, will open to residents on Aug. 1.
The building will contain 206 apartment units, including a mix of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom offerings. Prices range from $1,000 to $3,300, depending on the floor plan and its location in the building. Some offer views of the Mohawk River, while others look out onto Erie Boulevard.
“I think when people see it, it will be one of the nicest apartment complexes in the Capital Region,” said Dave Buicko, CEO of the Galesi Group.
The main floor will house six or seven retail tenants. The first to be announced is Druthers Brewing, which will occupy 8,000-square-feet. Its operation will include a restaurant, on-site brewing and an outdoor beer garden.
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Samuels, Brett. “Latest on What’s Happening at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady.” The Daily Gazette. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 June 2017.