Pivotal for Posterity
At the gateway to Saratoga Springs, one of the most treasured historic cities in the United States, sat a vacant 1950s college dorm. A blight on the community’s entrance, many agreed it needed to be addressed. But with stakeholders at all levels and an entire city watching, it would take a special approach to reinvent the property for modern use and successfully navigate this large redevelopment project.
Supporting a local development team and architect, The LA Group was a pivotal partner in guiding the project through multiple review boards and concerned neighbor meetings as well as city approvals for zoning variances, special use permitting, and site plans.
- Removed the six-story abandoned facility to build five residential condominium buildings
- Facing strict zoning challenges, grade change was maximized to allow for a below-grade 24-space indoor parking garage
- Remaining parking is in a central parking court, arranged to preserve a residential experience for passersby
- Collaborated with the architect to integrate the design into the residential neighborhood by scaling the new buildings down to three-unit row houses