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1976-SaratogaURAGivesGo-AheadToSurveyForSeniorCitizenCenter-January27-Gazette.JPG
The Urban Renewal Agency last night authorized Director Donald Veitch to proceed with plan for a new survey and legal description of land near St. Peter High School playground for the construction of a new Senior Citizens Center.

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The changes, the first major route restructuring in the Saratoga area since 2007, will increase service around areas of the city and out to the commercial corridor at Northway Exit 15, and bringing bus service for the first time to the neighborhoods…

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Plan shifts bus routes to 'touch' more people.

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A pair of parking lots will be made more eco-friendly thanks to nearly $600,000 in stimulus money. This will include installing porous pavement and a natural catch basin.

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In September. before the weather regularly became too cool and wet - like it was Wednesday - the Department of Public Safety painted new bike lanes on North Broadway.

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New, mile-long walking, biking path; after almost two decades the Spring Run Trail is now open

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The logic, Greyhound Lines Inc. said, is that the CDTA, which owns the train station, uses it as a hub for city buses. The new location will make transfers between Greyhound and CDTA buses easier.

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The plan would generate income but many local businesses are concerned.

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Passenger trains cold once again cross the railroad bridge over the Hudson River at Mechanicville if a bi-state planning effort comes to fruition.

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Outgoing administration eyes key land deals...Now, less than two weeks before a new mayoral administration steps into City Hall, the outgoing mayor and city attorney are on track to complete three key land deals to amek the Spring Run Trail a…

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New comprehensive map shows trails and routes not normally listed

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Many projects in the Capital Region are expected to benefit from funding announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday...$1.13 million - The City of Saratoga will construct its Greenbelt Trail Downtown Connector, incorporating cyclist, pedestrian, and…

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Letter from Margie H. Van Meter asking the NyS Development Authority to survey employees who live in Saratoga County about their commuting preferences.

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The new station will be three times the size of the old one. It will include a newstand, coffee, kiosk, gift shop and children's play area. There will be rotating artists and exhibits, and the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce will host an…

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Mayor Raymond Watkin reported last night that he has made what he feels to be his first major breakthrough in an effort to solve the critical gasoline shortage although it concerns only 'emergency-type' vehicles.

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Five national companies Wednesday proposed installing and managing the first paid parking in the city since it was removed in the 1970s.

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6 people to move into a group home; some neighbors welcome to the idea, some not

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The Saratoga Springs Urban Renewal Agency approved a resolution to apply for study funds from the federal government for the proposed $6 million Spring Valley project. Possible delays due to other communities having priority, the Vietnam conflict,…

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66-unit middle-income apartment complex to be completed by December of 1969. The Urban Renewal Agency put forth theses plans to create three building with 22 apartments each; expected rent from $160-$190/month.

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James Tarantino, the 37-year proprietor of the central bus terminal which is designated for Urban Renewal demolition, is currently negotiating a lease with the Saratoga Springs Youth Commission for temporary occupancy in Drink Hall, although…

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The Urban Renewal Project Agency has received a $364,248 grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the local agency's Project 1. The Project 1 area includes the Gaslight Square complex at Broadway and Hamilton Street and…

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Bid awards for demolition work and tree removal were approved at last night's Urban Renewal Agency Meeting.

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The Saratoga Springs Urban Renewal Agency last night unanimously passed a resolution limiting the number of parking spaces in the proposed Spring Valley North project to allow the construction of a hotel-civic center complex. Later plans will include…

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The first possible site for a new Senior Citizens Center came under discussion at last nights meeting of the Urban Renewal Agency, and a possible preliminary site plan may be unveiled at its Dec. 22 meeting at City Hall. Reason behind this proposal…

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A week after an advisory committee administered the last rites to the city's paid parking plan, the proposal was declared dead by the city council.

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The city plans to purchase 85 Beekman for $36,700 in federal money. The Department of Public Works, acting as general contractor, will then refurbish the dwelling, using the remaining $10,000 in the gran request...

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The City Council on Tuesday endorsed city Supervisor Matthew Veitch's initiative to have the state make improvements to Route 50-North, including a separate walking and bicycle path along the busy arterial.

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For recent arrivals, it is hard to picture this city without the CVS Plaza on Congress Street, the vast parking lot on High Rock Avenue or the towering mixed use buildings that house The Gap, Talbots and other retail outlets...First started by the…

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A multi-use path to connect Northway and Congress Park

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After being presented with a 1059-signature petition opposed to the city's downtown transportation plan, the City Council on Tuesday tabled action on the proposal.

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The city is taking steps to improve conditions to walk, bike or travel around via alternative transportation. Those efforts have been recognized with some national attention.

2015-CityLooksToExpandAccessForCyclistsPedestrians-May16-TheGazette.jpg
Officials announced Thursday that Alta Planning+Design of Saratoga Springs will be conducting a $60,000 study to develop a bicycle, pedestrian, and transit plan for the city.

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A new route system would be designed based on ridership data and the changes in development patterns since the last restructuring, as well as on public input.

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New routes, increased frequency and reduced travel time are highlights of a revamped public transportation system officials unveiled Tuesday.

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Dr. Leo W. Roohan Jr., was unanimously voted to succeed the late James Benton Wednesday as chairman of the Saratoga Springs Urban Renewal Agency.

2007-CyclingTowardsABike-Friendly-City-June2-Saratogian.jpg
Bicycle racks are scattered across downtown Saratoga Springs. The horse-headed rings, installed.beginning last year, are an ornamental version that can accomodate two bikes at once. The department of public works.

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Plans for a new rail project are emerging

2010-WalkingBikingToSpaParkStudied-June18-TheGazette.jpg
A new study of the Route 50 corridor near the Saratoga Spa State Park recommends $1.5 million in improvements to pedestrian and bicycle access to the park and nearby city trails.

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In an about-face yesterday, the Saratoga Springs Chamber expressed support of a New York State route of a state-mandated train service from New York to Montreal. The chamber authorized Executive Vice President Joseph W. Dalton Jr. to put together the…
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