Thursday, 21 April 2022 15:21

Development: 100+ Apartment Complex Eyed for Abandoned Brewery Site

Image of existing building on Excelsior Ave., as submitted to the city. Image of existing building on Excelsior Ave., as submitted to the city.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — A Rochester-based full-service real estate company has filed an application with the city seeking an area variance to permit the construction of 102 apartment units at an abandoned brewery site at 131 Excelsior Ave. 

The company, Conifer Realty, LLC, specializes in the development, construction, management, and ownership of high-quality, affordable housing communities, according to the company, and currently owns more than 15,000 multifamily apartment homes across the Northeast and MidAtlantic states. The owner is listed as Saratoga Dairy, Inc., which is connected with Stewarts Shops.    

Preliminary plans for the project – titled North Spring Run - call for the redevelopment of the existing site - including the demolition of the vacant brewery, and the development of a 102-unit residential complex in its place. 

The city’s Zoning Board of Appeals is expected to consider the variance application at its meeting on April 25 at City Hall.   

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