Friday, May 19, 2017

Former Saratoga Diner to become site of 'workforce housing'

The former diner (Gazette photo)
In a stretch of South Broadway in Saratoga Springs where buildings generally are well maintained, the former Saratoga Diner stands out. It's a dump.

The deteriorating structure with its forlorn signature horse statue on the roof does not, however, seem  likely to ever be a restaurant again. An Indianapolis developer has unveiled plans to demolish it and use the site to construct 110 units of what it calls "workforce housing."

According to a story in today's Daily Gazette, "the mixed-use project would provide affordable housing options for the city’s service and hospitality workers, hospital workers, teachers, new police and fire department recruits, young professionals and empty nesters who are being priced out of a city that has seen several luxury condos and high-end apartments added in recent years. Fourteen units would be reserved for military veterans in need of permanent homes."

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