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DOT to leave downtown Schenectady

Officials expect to find new tenant quickly

The state Department of Transportation is planning to move its regional headquarters out of this building on Broadway in Schenectady.
The state Department of Transportation is planning to move its regional headquarters out of this building on Broadway in Schenectady.
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The state Department of Transportation is emptying out its regional headquarters in downtown Schenectady, where the office was built just a decade ago as a cornerstone in the city’s economic redevelopment. Workers were informed Tuesday afternoon that they would be moving from their current home on Broadway to DOT state headquarters on Wolf Road in Colonie. The move, which may be gradual, will likely occur in late March, according to state officials. That gives city ...


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cfield
February 1, 2012
7:09 a.m.

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Good job Gary!

gina99
February 1, 2012
7:57 a.m.

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Good job Ray! Make sure to subtract 240 jobs from your mythical Democratic jobs created list. The happiest are the DOT workers who all still live in Albany County. So much for improved "pedestrian traffic".

phfmmf
February 1, 2012
8:29 a.m.

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Let's focus on NYS saving money and the "Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority Chairman Ray Gillen is confident one of the nearby state agencies will move in." comment.

gina99
February 1, 2012
10:34 a.m.

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Too bad the IOOF Temple has hastily been demolished. Transfinder would have a ready made headquarters. Let Ray Gillen bring in his first national retailer after talking about it for the past 6 years.

wnorthup
February 1, 2012
10:52 a.m.

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Another setback for revitalizing downtown Schenectady. There are plenty of unrented office space already, they haven't even been able to fill up the newly rebuilt City Center. And they think another tenant will move right in? I hope so, but think they are being overly optimistic.

robbump
February 1, 2012
7:51 p.m.

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Are we Schenectady taxpayers really that hurt by this action? As NYS taxpayers, we see a reduction of state DOT expenses of $1.4Million.

Do state workers spend that much downtown?
$1,400,000 / 240 workers / 240 workdays-per-year =
$24.31 a day.

I don't think Schenectady DOT workers are apending an average of $24.31 a day at lunch or even before and after work. We taxpayers ARE ahead.

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