Downtown Living Showcase Draws Big Crowds

More than 200 people walked through the doors of 17 Chapel during the Downtown Living Showcase.  The event, sponsored by the downtown Albany Business Improvement District, Capitalize Albany Corp., and the City of Albany, was a chance to showcase the recent development activity downtown.

Click here for a slideshow of photos from the event (Business Journal)

In addition to the 185 people who participated in the Downtown Living Showcase, others came separately just to view the upscale condominiums and facilities at 17 Chapel.  Reporters from The Business Review also came to cover the event.

This year, 117 new homes are being added downtown – 93 apartments and 24 condominiums, as part of seven new residential developments.

A trolley shuttled participants between the properties in this kickoff event designed to showoff the recent boom in downtown Albany housing, a trend officials hope will revitalize interest in commercial as well as residential real estate downtown.