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Empire State Development Corporation Meeting

May 13th, 2009 No comments

On May 11th, 2009, members of the Troy Proctor’s Committee met with the Empire State Development Corporation, to discuss the demolition of Proctor’s Theater. The ESDC is the body that awards RestoreNY grants. RestoreNY, you may remember, is the money being sought by the City of Troy and Columbia Development to fund the demolition. The Continue reading →

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Public Hearing Transcript

May 9th, 2009 No comments

As we previously reported, the public hearing on the plan to demolish Proctor’s Theater in favor of new office space was a resounding success for the effort to Save Proctor’s. As the city has not released a transcript of that hearing, one of our committee members, Amy Halloran, undertook the enormous effort of transcribing that Continue reading →

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Meeting With Developer

May 6th, 2009 No comments

On April 28th, 2009, members of the Troy Proctor’s Committee met with representatives of Columbia Development at their offices in Albany. The meeting was friendly and productive, and gave both sides an opportunity to speak candidly about their positions. The following letter, sent on May 4th to Joseph Nicolla of Columbia Development and copied to Continue reading →

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Public Hearing Report

April 26th, 2009 No comments

On Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at Troy City Hall, over 120 people attended the public hearing on the plan to demolish Proctor’s Theater. Presentations were made by Jim de Seve of the Save Proctor’s Committee and Joe Nicolla of Columbia Development. Dozens of local residents also addressed the panel with their own perspectives and opinions. Continue reading →

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City Government Hearing

April 20th, 2009 No comments

TROY PROCTOR’S – SAVE IT OR DEMOLISH IT? Please save the date for an exciting evening of Troy History in the making! Wednesday April 22 at 6pm at City Hall – public hearing held by the City of Troy on the FUTURE of Proctor’s theater! Should Proctor’s theater be destroyed for a suburban style office Continue reading →

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Letter To The Editor

April 7th, 2009 No comments

The following letter from the Committee to Save Proctor’s was published in the Times Union on Sunday, April 5th.  Let’s hope it changes minds! Inspired by the announcement of plans to demolish Proctor’s Theater, except for its façade, there is an energetic grass-roots effort to save this community treasure. Almost 2,000 people have signed a Continue reading →

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