Amsterdam, NY

Phase 1 Construction Finishes on Stratton Apartment Complex

J.M. Lesinski
A shot of the Stratton Apartment Complex in Amsterdam, New York.Photo courtesy of the New York State Governor’s Press Office.

Despite wild weather across the state, renovations to one building in Amsterdam, New York came to a close without issue. New York State Governor Kathy Hochul recently revealed the completion of phase one of construction on the $47.4 million renovation at Stratton Apartments, simultaneously kickstarting the renovations for the project's second phase in the process.

"Affordable housing is a key factor in growing and developing thriving communities," stated Hochul of the Phase 1 completion. "The rehabilitation of the Stratton Apartments is critical to ensuring that seniors throughout Amsterdam can not only live with dignity and security, but also be provided with the opportunity to play a role in the city's revitalization."

A daily bus stop on the city route and located within one mile of virtually every major service often needed for seniors, including the local hospital, Stratton Apartments’ renovations included upgrades to energy-efficient kitchen appliances and bathroom fixtures, asbestos abatement, new windows, common doors, energy-efficient hot water boilers, and upgrades to LED light fixtures.

"This collaborative investment by our state and federal partners will allow for the revitalization of 191 senior households at the Stratton Apartment Complex in the City of Amsterdam — an effort that will greatly optimize residents' quality of life through a holistic approach to building modernization,” New York State Senator Michelle Hinchey said of the Phase 1 completion. “From implementing climate-forward upgrades focused on energy efficiency to bolstering safety improvements to expanding residents' access to important on-site amenities, like computer lab services — this is the kind of project we need to see more of in our region and the renewed investment our Amsterdam community deserves. Now more than ever, quality, affordable senior housing is essential to help our neighbors safely age in place. I thank Governor Hochul and our state and federal partners for prioritizing our local housing needs, which we will continue to move the needle on this year across upstate New York."

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