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Rising skyline

Recovering economy has Saratoga residents looking up

Flurry of construction on new 4- and 5-story buildings

Construction continues at the Pavilion Grande Suites hotel on Lake Avenue in Saratoga Springs on Thursday, June 13, 2013.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Construction continues at the Pavilion Grande Suites hotel on Lake Avenue in Saratoga Springs on Thursday, June 13, 2013.
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Look up in Saratoga Springs and you’ll see a skyline that has changed since last summer — buildings rising out of former parking lots, tall buildings where short ones previously stood. On Broadway, a four-story, 65-foot building called The Washington is replacing a former public parking lot between Lillian’s restaurant and the Walbridge Building that houses Cantina restaurant. A stone’s throw away, on Church Street, the steel is erected on what will be a new ...


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Sparkys_Dad
June 23, 2013
4:07 p.m.

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Hey Tatiana Zarnowski...Great story! But no mention of Global Foundries investing over $8 Billion dollars in Saratoga County? Think that has something to do with it? Just wondering. And by the way...Bonacio's 'Toxic Springs' development you wrote about on Weible Ave is located right across the street from Telly Tubby Land (he city's capped landfill). Just wait until the methane starts creeping out and into the new low-lying neighborhood! (lol) Maybe you can do a followup story and ask Mr. Van Wagner about it. I bet you'll get an interesting earful on that one! Keep up the good work. That's why the Gazette is my paper of choice. You guys are the best!

gina99
June 23, 2013
4:28 p.m.

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The differences between Downtown Saratoga and Schenectady could not be more stark. Saratoga understands business/job creation and Schenectady understands the importance of high taxes.

Sparkys_Dad
June 24, 2013
12:40 p.m.

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Hey Gina99--
Saratoga has Global Foundries.
Therein lies the planning and economic 'foresight.'

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