MENANDS — Albany Management broke ground on the fourth phase of its Dutch Village apartment community Friday, Aug. 7.
The expansion of the estate-like community will retain elements of the Flemish architecture of the original 1930’s buildings while incorporating modern amenities.
Dutch Village is located on the corner of VanRensselaer Boulevard and Wards Lane and is within the North Colonie School District.
The latest phase will add 48, two-bedroom units at approximately 1,110 each, with a choice of one or one and a half bathrooms. All apartments will have washers and dryers.
Albany management said construction should be complete by June 2016. Once completed, the expansion will bring the total number of homes at the Dutch Village to 283.
The original Dutch and Flemish detailing of the first thirteen buildings will be incorporated into the four newly proposed buildings, said management. The project was designed by Laberge Engineering & Consulting Group, a specialized consulting firm.
The general contractor for the project is Plank Construction Services of Schenectady.
Dutch Village Apartments are managed by Albany Management, Inc., a Laberge family company. In addition to Dutch Village Apartments, the Laberge family owns and manages other Capital District apartment communities including Carpenter Village in Guilderland, Parkwood Village in Clifton Park, and Strawberry Ridge in Waterford.
The first building is expected to be finished in time for Christmas occupancy. The project is anticipated to be completed in full by June 15, 2016.
First priority will be given to existing residents of Dutch Village and Menands. All interested residents may contact the Dutch Village office at 465-3181 for pre-leasing information.