In 2012, Hudson Valley Newspapers, now known as Columbia-Greene Media, sold its historic building on Warren Street to Galvan Partners. The building, which, according to the vintage photograph below, was erected in 1805, had been the home of the Register-Star, which traces its history back to 1785, continuously up to that point.
Yesterday, Galvan stepped up with a proposal to solve the problem of City Hall not being universally accessible.
Galvan Foundation argues that the project would be an affordable solution to the City's ADA compliance issues at 520 Warren Street. It would involve constructing an annex to the 1818 building at 400 State Street. The proposal distributed yesterday includes an outline of the estimated costs.
It will be interesting to see how the current occupants of City Hall respond to this proposal.
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