Glens Falls: Northern Exposure
It may seem an unlikely time to be talking about a building boom, but that’s what’s happening, thanks in part to the New Urbanist credo of live where you work and work where you live.
In downtown Glens Falls, developers are pouring millions into new high-end condominiums and refurbished apartments. In the city’s various bucolic neighborhoods, homes are selling relatively well because, real estate agents say, they’re reasonably priced. And new jobs are coming into town by the hundreds. Posted on March 9, 2008.
Peter and Suzanne Hoffman stand on the rooftop of one of their properties in downtown Glens Falls in view of the new traffic circle. Peter Hoffman says the rotary is one example of how Glens Falls is on the path to a bright future. "It's brought me and other developers to the table who are recognizing it's like an early Saratoga."
The Park View development near Crandall Park in Glens Falls is part of a real estate resurgance in the area, real estate officials say.
Realtor Patti Gray Whann and builder Bob Gammon stand outside a recently sold carriage house-style home in Gammon’s Park View Row development near Crandall Park in Glens Falls.
Peter Hoffman has been busy buying up old properties in Glens Falls and fixing them up. At left is the original bank of Glens Falls, built in 1865. It now has two apartments, as well as office and commercial space. At right is an old 1879 drug store, which now has nine apartments along with office and commercial space.