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2009-PostRenewalSaratogiansWouldn_tRecognizeTheirCity-April26-Saratogian.JPG
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…

1986-CityUrbanRenewalAgencyHoldsFinalMeeting-July27-Saratogian.JPG
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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City Council members said they were not against low-income housing in the city.

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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.

1972-DrinkHallMAyHouseSpaBusTerminal-February23-Gazette.JPG
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…

1967-$6Million _Gut_ Area Renewal Study Funds Sought-June27-Saratogian.JPG
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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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 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.

1969-URA PrivateHousingProject-April3-Saratogian.JPG
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.

1981-Dr.RoohanToChairUrbanRenewalBoard-May7.JPG
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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A total of 468 city households, including 1,189 men, women and children, depend on food stamps to supplement their income.

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Saratoga Springs might not be as large as some major cities but there is still a large homeless population.

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In Saratoga Springs, the Queen of the Spas, a lack of low-income housing and no emergency shelters force people on to the streets.

1973-HUDGrants$364,248ToSpaURAForGaslightSquareAreaProject-May23-Gazette.JPG
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…

1975-SaratogaURAApprovesBidsForBldg.Demolition,TreeRemoval-September23-Gazette.JPG
Bid awards for demolition work and tree removal were approved at last night's Urban Renewal Agency Meeting.

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The number of low-income people in Saratoga Springs has dropped because they are being priced out of the housing market.

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

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Too many people are living in cramped conditions; post urban renewal, low-rent housing will be useful to meet relocation needs for low-income families.

1975-SpaCityURAPlansForHotel-Center-September30-SchnectadyGazette.JPG
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…

SaratogaURASeenRevealingPlanForSr.CitizensCenterSiteDec.22-November25-Gazette.JPG
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…

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.

1976-SaratogaURAToSellLandForSeniorCitizensCenter-June29-Gazette.JPG
The Saratoga Springs Urban Renewal Agency last night passed resolutions in preparation to selling land for a Senior Citizens Center and use of URA land as a temporary softball field, discussed plans for businesses on Lake Avenue, and heard Mayor…

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The application of William H. Moran, local real estate dealer, before the Planning Board, for approval of a project for housing development along the east side of the Recreation Field, between Lake Ave. and Caroline St., apparently has been settled…

1955, w. side housing.JPG
Additional safe and sanitary housing of a low-rent character is 'necessary and desirable,' according to the Saratoga Springs Planning Board which, at a recent meeting proposed a second, 75 apartment project on the west side of Broadway, preferably in…

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Plans for the construction of 66 garden-type apartments were accepted by the Planning Board
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