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Beekman Street

Saratoga Springs arts district plan draws foes

Critics say residential atmosphere at risk

Jim Morrone, left, and Frank Capone stand on Grand Avenue in Saratoga Springs, as the city proposes to commercialize a residential neighborhood Wednesday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Jim Morrone, left, and Frank Capone stand on Grand Avenue in Saratoga Springs, as the city proposes to commercialize a residential neighborhood Wednesday.
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A proposal to expand the Beekman Street Arts District has some neighbors on Saratoga Springs’ West Side organizing opposition, saying its growth could harm the area’s residential feel. Supporters of the plan — including Mayor Joanne Yepsen — said it could boost the fortunes of an established arts destination without affecting the neighborhood’s residential atmosphere. The Beekman Street Association’s proposal would expand the area where art studios and other commercial uses are allowed by adding ...


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