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YMCA planning to move program in by April

The $25 Million Renovation of 845 Broadway in Downtown Schenectady continues for affordable housing to those in need. The 95,000 square foot, four-story structure is being converted into 155 efficiency apartments, each with their own kitchen, bath, bedroom and living area and will be run by the Capital District YMCA. The building at 845 Broadway was built in 1915. It features wide open interiors and large concrete floor plates with extensive windows that make the building very suitable for conversion to housing.The project was developed by the Galesi Group. Construction workers from Bonacio Construction on Tuesday were installing light gauge wall studs throughout the fourth floor. Mark McCumber, Site Manager for Bonacio Construction, right, gives a tour of the building to Schenectady YMCA Executive Director, Lou Magliocca on the fourth floor on Tuesday. After renovations are complete, residents at the current YMCA housing program at 13 State Street in Schenectady, will relocate to the newly renovated facility.
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The $25 Million Renovation of 845 Broadway in Downtown Schenectady continues for affordable housing to those in need. The 95,000 square foot, four-story structure is being converted into 155 efficiency apartments, each with their own kitchen, bath, bedroom and living area and will be run by the Capital District YMCA. The building at 845 Broadway was built in 1915. It features wide open interiors and large concrete floor plates with extensive windows that make the building very suitable for conversion to housing.The project was developed by the Galesi Group. Construction workers from Bonacio Construction on Tuesday were installing light gauge wall studs throughout the fourth floor. Mark McCumber, Site Manager for Bonacio Construction, right, gives a tour of the building to Schenectady YMCA Executive Director, Lou Magliocca on the fourth floor on Tuesday. After renovations are complete, residents at the current YMCA housing program at 13 State Street in Schenectady, will relocate to the newly renovated facility.
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Renovations to the future home of the Schenectady YMCA’s housing program have progressed to the point where Executive Director Lou Magliocca is scanning catalogs and the Internet for furniture and fixtures. “I didn’t know there were so many different toilet paper holders,” he said with a laugh. Construction at 845 Broadway is moving along without a hitch, according to site superintendent Mark McCumber of Bonacio Construction. There were about 60 workers on site Tuesday, framing ...


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