The state Office of General Services looked at 18 potential sites along the I-87 corridor between Exit 2 and as far north as Malta's Exit 12. Albany County sites were given primary consideration because of easy access to the troop region, geographical location and proximity to the state capital, according to police.
Siena officials are glad that the process is moving forward with an end goal of freeing up space on the existing campus, said Gianopoulos.
The next step will be to work with town planners on the potential uses for the building, she said.
"This addition will permit us to further improve the ambiance of the Siena College Campus," said Father Kevin Mackin, college president. "We look forward to working with (Supervisor) Mary Brizzell and the town of Colonie on the redevelopment." ""