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Amsterdam: Development or demolition?

Residents’ opinions split on Chalmers Building’s fate

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Work to convert the former Chalmers Knitting Mill into luxury loft-style apartments could begin in 18 months, according to developer Uri Kaufman. Kaufman, city officials and representatives from design and engineering firm Saratoga Associates met with nearly 150 residents Monday for a public forum on the Chalmers project and developments on the South Side. Kaufman, of Long Island, has developed the Harmony Mills in Cohoes into a successful luxury apartment complex and believes he can ...


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Ground_Control
April 21, 2009
6:47 a.m.

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Amsterdam has absolutely nothing to lose in trying to save the building. It can always be torn down. Try building a sound structure like that in this day and age.

gls620
April 21, 2009
9:39 a.m.

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CURVY ROAD:
i was born in Amsterdam. my ancestors are all buried there. i have a soft spot. but can't imagine anyone paying $1800 for an apartment to live in AmsterRICO. these people need a reality check.

Mike101
April 21, 2009
10:07 a.m.

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This town needs to stop listening to the old Bastard that ran this town into the ground. They have not had one good idea since the mills left...I have lived here my entire life and sick of the negativism that they project toward outsiders and people with a clue. They also need to stop listening to the radio talk shows that pollute the community and area....if we had listen to them we would have a toxic dump on Edison street.

Guess what Amsterdam they are not marketing these apartments towards the locals but towards people that can pay and move us forward......you know maybe and executive from Luther Forest....god forbid that happens

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