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School building redeveloped as senior housing

The Mayor of Albany, Kathy M. Sheehan, took the time to tour WinnDevelopment’s Livingston School project this week.

In partnership with the Albany Housing Authority, Winn recently opened the doors to the new Livingston School and started leasing.

Winn transformed this underutilized historic property into a beautiful mixed-income senior living community with 103 units.

Mayor Kathy Sheehan
Mayor Kathy Sheehan

The project is a result of a partnership between Winn and public officials like the Mayor who saw the need for more affordable  housing for seniors in Albany.

The project consists of a historically sensitive renovation of the 230,000 s/f former Philip Livingston Magnet Academy.

Winn transformed the property into a mixed-income senior living community with 103 rental units, including studio, one and two-  bedroom apartments.

The Livingston School development will provide quality affordable housing to residents earning between 50 – 90 percent of the area median income for the City of Albany, creating a true mix of incomes within the community.

Amenities at the Livingston School include a resident lounge with a community kitchen and entertainment, fitness facilities, a library and computer center, wellness center for visiting practitioners, soft seating areas, common laundries and outdoor space, such as gardens and patios, as well as an on-site management and leasing office.

The significant amount of common spaces that existed in the school, such as the auditorium and library, have been redeveloped as communal space for meetings, special events, as well as other creative and artistic activities.

Winn specializes in the turnaround of troubled and underutilized properties.

Also located in Albany, Winn completed the rehabilitation of the Knox Street Apartments. Winn is also currently completing a 10-year rehab of the historic Sibley Building, a 1,085,000 s/f, 12-story commercial building on a 3.27 acre site, that is transforming the central business district of historic downtown Rochester.

WinnDevelopment is the development arm of WinnCompanies, a national real estate development and property management company.

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