TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Troy is looking to develop the former city hall site.
“The concept has come up with 2 levels of parking- 200 parking spaces covered by a covered grand plaza. There are locations for 3 buildings to be built there potentially in this area and then a staircase down into the riverfront park,” explained Steven Strichman, Commissioner of Planning and Economic Development.
There has been talk about redeveloping the former city hall site for years, and after a couple of trips back to the drawing board, the city is now looking for developers. The city has collaborated with the public to come up with a potential vision.
“We are issuing a request for qualifications. We are basically asking who is interested in working with us to redevelop this site along the lines of what the community has asked for.”
Strichman said the city has spoken to several developers throughout this process and stated many are interested in taking on the over $20 million dollar project.
“The responses are due back in on May 10th,” explained Stritchman. “It will probably take us a few months to go through that and then design, so we might be able to start on some of the infrastructure work as early as this fall.”