The First Floor of the Albany Barn will feature a mix of commercial space devoted to performance space, group work studios, a community/multipurpose room, café space and offices. The original school gymnasium and stage will be repurposed as a dance studio, exhibition, performance/rehearsal and programming space. The first floor will also house three artist loft apartments served by a separate, controlled entrance.
The Second Floor of the Barn will house a variety of rentable art studio spaces as well as rehearsal suites surrounding a balcony overlooking the first floor performance space. A fully equipped multi-media computer lab is also located on the second floor as well as a recording studio to be operated by Grandma’s Recording Studio. Another three loft apartments will be located on the East side of the building.
The Third and Fourth Floors will include 8 loft and 8, 1-Bedroom apartments. These spaces are original classrooms that will be converted into apartments and will maintain period architectural details in each space. Each unit will feature 13′ high ceilings and large windows affording an abundance of natural light and spaciousness. The private and secure entry to the apartments is separate from the commercial rental spaces and each floor will be served by a centrally located elevator.
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Many thanks are due to Dave Sadowsky, Architect, P.C., Norstar Development, Bishop Beaudry Construction LLC, Albany Housing Authority & The City of Albany for their dedication and care in the planning and execution of this incredible transformation!