Future of the Rensselaer Waterfront
The mayor of the City of Rensselaer said he has a plan for the waterfront. Dan Dwyer hopes to take advantage of the view from across the Hudson River and space primed for a new manufacturing plant. Our Erin Vannella has the story.
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RENSSELAER, N.Y. -- Drive over the viaduct bridge and look west. "I've been screaming this for years, that sight, all right, is beautiful," said Dan Dwyer, Rensselaer Mayor.
Mayor Dwyer said he wants to show off his million dollar view from a Hard Rock Cafe Hotel built on 27 riverside acres.
"There's going to be a hotel there, upscale condos, on the first floor there's going to be businesses and things like that, and there's going to be an office complex," said Mayor Dwyer.
His vision, he said, is in the final phase of financing with U.W. Marx Construction Company. He has plans for the south end too, namely a manufacturing plant with "quite a few jobs" as he put it. Both sights said Dwyer, are proof of Rensellaer's potential.
"That sight, no let me rephrase it, that site is a goldmine. You have the money to do it? It's not my money, it's their money," said Mayor Dwyer.