Unnamed Person Plans To Primary Skip Scirocco for the Republican line for Commissioner of Public Works.
A member of the Charter Review Commission picked up blank petitions this week at the Board of elections. These petitions are the ones used by candidates wanting to run for local office in Saratoga Springs. While the Commission member declined to identify the candidate whose name will go on the petitions, he confirmed the person would be running against Skip Scirocco seeking the Republican line for Commissioner of Public Works.
Large Condo Project Proposed For Downtown
According to the Albany Business Review, Robert Bucher, Jr. of Design Logic Architects PC has announced plans to build a $21 million dollar condo project at 128 Henry Street. The project includes roof top terraces and an art gallery on the first floor. Design Logic Architects is based in Albany. The project will have 30 condos ranging in price from $599,000.00 to $840,000.00. The proposed lot at 128 Henry Street is currently owned by Frank Parillo who has extensive property interests in the area including the Hampton Inn.
Saratogian To Move
The Saratogian sold its current office building to Frank Parillo in 2012 and has been leasing the space they are in since then. In the paper’s June 6 edition they announced plans to move to new offices at 7 Wells Street. The Saratogian has resided at their current site on Lake Avenue for some 80 years. Their current location has 14,000 square feet of space. Their new location will have 3,700 square feet. I think this downsizing is symbolic for a newspaper that has been in distress for a number of years.