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Jeff Mirel, Executive Vice President at The Rosenblum Companies, has been elected to The Downtown Troy BID (Business Improvement District) Board of Directors.
Mirel was appointed at the Troy BID’s Annual Meeting & Discover Troy Event on May 10, 2017, where he delivered the keynote speech that preceded a panel discussion on the development of Troy. He joins the board as The Rosenblum Companies is converting the former Troy Record building into The News Apartments, scheduled for completion in 2018.
The cumulative scale of the existing building at 501 Broadway and new addition that will comprise The News Apartments will enable The Rosenblum Companies to provide a total of 101 modern studio, one- and two-bedroom units, and ground floor retail in Troy’s downtown district, as well as a long list of communal amenities completely unique among buildings in any of this region’s urban centers. This includes leisure, fitness, bike storage, pet care, co-working, and notably, onsite parking – a lack of parking was brought up by the panel as a primary challenge in downtown Troy as it faces ongoing development.
“The renaissance of Troy is not a sudden phenomenon or fad,” Mirel said during his address, “but the result of much hard work, time, dollars, sweat, vision and maybe just a little faith by local business leaders, officials, residents, developers and entrepreneurs before us, who got the ball, or in this case, the proverbial egg, rolling.”
Mirel was elected to the board of the Downtown Troy BID along with Heidi Sicari (Takk House), Alisha Rogers (Judge Development) and Jinah Kim (Sunhee’s Farm and Kitchen).
The Downtown Troy BID cultivates and advocates the economic growth of downtown Troy by creating an inviting, dynamic, and sustainable community that celebrates the city’s history while building towards its future. The BID is dedicated to improving the quality of life within the District to further enhance and make the community a vibrant, attractive destination for visitors, businesses, residents, property owners, the daily workforce, and students. www.downtowntroy.org
To read more about the event and discussion, click here.