The former Korean United Methodist Church of Albany at the corner of Balltown Road and River Road in Niskayuna is the next building town officials are looking to redevelop.
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continued “That is a prime corner,” Gillen said. “There is some issues with the property but it is now vacant and it needs to be looked at and addressed.”
Supervisor Joe Landry said the church is on a commercially zoned parcel and the town is working with the owners to make it a “productive piece of property.” Since there is some work needed at the property, Landry said Metroplex could provide assistance to a future tenant.
“What we are trying to do is to get that corner into the Metroplex service area to attract tenants and developers,” Landry said. “That is the area right now that we are looking at.”
Landry and Gillen stressed the town is only looking at developing areas that are currently zoned for commercial or retail use.
“We are a small county to begin with so the attempt is to not get into residential areas,” Gillen said. “It is taking the existing commercial corridors and existing commercial districts and trying to make sure they are occupied and in good condition and make sure they are thriving.”