HHL Architects designed the redevelopment of the Swinburne Building into a mixed-use, 70+ unit, market-rate and affordable apartment building located in Albany’s Beverwyck Neighborhood of the Central Avenue Business Improvement District.
The new approximately 130,000 square foot, 5-story building placed along Central Avenue will have a smaller 4-story wing attached behind. The project is being designed to comply with the new City of Albany Unified Sustainable Development Ordinance (USDO), and should support an improved walkable-livable neighborhood. Regan plans to provide nearly 20,000 square feet of leasable commercial space on the first two levels of the building; for Equinox, a human services agency, to locate their offices on the second floor, and for Whitney Young Health to operate a new Urgent Care and Pharmacy facility on the ground floor. Additional ground floor street-facing space will be allocated for future retail uses.
Proposed commercial uses will be fronting on Central Avenue for easy access an enhanced commercial visibility and activity. The new affordable and market-rate apartments will be located on the three (3) above and in the four (4) levels behind these commercial uses. The primary residential entry, office, and shared-community space is also along Central Avenue, adjacent to the new drive-through portico. Parking for residents, office patrons and employees will be concealed mostly behind the building.