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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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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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State provides $100,000 infusion

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The city could have another 80 spaces downtown this summer to help aid its parking congestion.

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The Saratoga Springs Urban Renewal Agency was terminated at its final meeting last week and milestones were established. Dr., Leo W. Roohan, chairman, was present as he was at the first meeting on May 14, 1962 and every meeting since its inception 24…

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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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City Council members said they were not against low-income housing in the city.

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

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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…

Description of a few local areas to run, bike, and stroll.

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BikeShare Week offers tours, provides free rides to the public.

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Parking garage proposal halted; The Mouzon House which as solar collectors on its room would find itself in the shadows of the 5-story parking garage.

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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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A multi-use path to connect Northway and Congress Park

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The bus route planned to travel between Saratoga Springs and New York City has been cancelled, according to an announcement on the company's website.

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The Saratoga Springs Planning Board approved a 65-home development in Geyser Crest subject to Clifford Kolakowski, developer, increasing the size of a recreational area to meet new subdivision requirements.

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The 1980 Census showed more than 14,000 people age 65 or older in Saratoga County. Home services can be costly and so group housing might become a possibility.

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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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New comprehensive map shows trails and routes not normally listed

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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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The City Council has refused an offer from the state Urban Development Corporation (UDC) to build a $3 million, 150-unit low- and middle-income housing project on Crescent Street, a project which would have cost the city only about $48,000.

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

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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 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...

2000-ConsolidatedPlanSaratogaSprings.PDF
The entire consolidated city plan for Saratoga Springs, 2000.

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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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Hour of Saratoga sightseeing only costs $1 and is popular with the tourists

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With track season, parking is challenging. Mayor Lenz hopes to open the bottom level of the Church Street parking deck by the first week in August.

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The Saratoga Springs City Council last night was confronted for the first time by a group demanding that the council live up to its responsibility to Negros and poor people by providing better housing.

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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.

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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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Letter to CDTA customers explaining the new Navigator system and benefits; its a plastic smart card with more security for transportation

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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.
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