Standard Manufacturing building, salt pile relocation on Troy planning board agenda

Standard Manufacturing building, salt pile relocation on Troy planning board agenda

The Arakelian Development Company is planning to convert the upper floors of the block-long Standard Manufacturing building in Troy’s Lansingburgh neighborhood into 151 apartments, according to plans filed with the city and obtained by The Alt.

The first floor of the building, located at 750 Second Ave., will become “common area and commercial spaces,” and floors two through six will become apartments, according to the plans. A 3,000-square-foot carriage house behind the building will become a “community space.”

“This redevelopment project will bring modernized accommodations to Lansingburgh, an area [underserved] by the revitalization effort benefiting the City of Troy,” the plans say.

The Times Union reported in February that “members of the Arakelian family have been exploring new uses for the nearly quarter-million square feet of space.”

David Arakelian did not return a request for comment. He previously told the TU that the family was “thinking about developing [the building] ourselves.”

Salt pile

The agenda for the next city planning commission meeting, scheduled for Aug. 23 at 6 P.M. at city hall, also includes a proposal related to the potential relocation of the salt pile currently located just off of First St. in the city’s South Central neighborhood.

According to the proposal, the new 16.9-acre site consists of three parcels in South Troy: one owned by a C.D. Perry-linked entity, Troy Materials Group, LLC; one owned by the Rensselaer County IDA; and one owned by the Troy Local Development Corporation. Troy Materials Group intends to purchase the latter two parcels.

The existing salt pile “is being encroached upon by the city for the purpose of extending East Industrial Parkway to reduce truck traffic on First St.,” the proposal says. The new site would house “three asphalt pads for salt pile storage, as well as associated infrastructure for distribution.”

A C.D. Perry representative told The Alt last week that the relocation is “dependent on rail access and a few other factors we wish not to disclose.”

Other projects on the commission’s agenda include the latest concept for the United Group’s $40 million City Station North, developer Kevin Vandenburgh’s 44-unit apartment project on Oakwood Ave., The Community Builders’ Poestenkill Place, and a pair of new “single family townhomes” in North Central planned by Habitat for Humanity.

This story was updated after we received copies of the above-discussed proposals from the city’s planning department.

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