Proctor’s – No demolition planned?

posted by OneSheet on May 3, 2010 at 10:40 am

TROY, NY — Some new plans being released could save the interior of the Proctor’s Theatre.

Columbia Development, an Albany company, is preparing to redevelop the Fourth Street site, including two adjacent office buildings. The company’s original plan, which was backed by the city, called for restoring the Proctor’s facade while demolishing the grand theater for the construction of new office space.

But the Troy Proctor’s Foundation says Columbia has told the group it will not raze the theater, and the community organization is now shifting its focus from campaigning to prevent the demolition to raising money for a restoration.

Read more in the Albany Times-Union.

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