December 12, 2022, 10:44 am


Notice of Public Hearing

City of Rensselaer, New York

The City of Rensselaer will hold a public hearing on December 21, 2022 at 6:30 pm at City Hall, 62 Washington Street, Rensselaer, NY for the purpose of hearing public comments on the City of Rensselaer’s Restore NY Round 7 grant application for the 2022 program year. The Restore NY program is administered by Empire State Development. The hearing will provide further information about the Restore NY grant program and will allow for citizen participation in the development of the proposed grant application.

The City Rensselaer will submit an application for funding to the Empire State Development Corporation’s Restore New York Communities Initiative program. If awarded, up to $2 million in Empire State Development funds will go toward the construction of the rehabilitation of the former McManus School.

The project site is located at 20 Herrick Street, Rensselaer, NY 12144 and is owned by McManus Partners, LLC. The property is 0.70 acres in size, is identified as Parcel 143.68-6-2, and has a total assessed value of $303,455.

Any costs incurred by the City as a result of this project will be covered by the developer, McManus Partners, LLC (WAI Construction). In sponsoring the project, the City of Rensselaer stands to gain a great deal in terms of job creation, increased tax base, and opportunities for economic development.

For more information, interested parties are encouraged to attend the public hearing to be held at City Hall on December 21, 2022 at 6:30PM.  Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss and to comment on the proposed Property Assessment List. Written and verbal comments and questions will be considered and included with the grant application.

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE                 Property Assessment List City of Rensselaer McManus School Redevelopment


There will be a second Public Hearing for the Public to discuss  Local Law 15 of 2022 which Amends Title IV. Section 75 of the City Charter to update the procedures for Awarding of Contracts so as to match the provisions of Section 103 of the New York State General Municipal LawThis Public Hearing will take place immediatly following the above mentioned Hearing.