The Reserve at Park South

The Reserve at Park South apartments are located on Dana Avenue in downtown Albany, New York. In 2016, the owner and developer of the project was looking to offer housing to support growth and revitalization initiatives in the neighborhood. The project goal was to keep people in Albany and to help improve the area, once known for high crime rates and delipidated buildings.

The project’s site was comprised of four vacant parcels with three buildings, which were demolished. Project concerns early on included parking capacity, safety and visibility. A visual impact analysis was completed to insure that the building would not be visible from sight lines in the park and on Madison. The building design intent was focused on providing a new 40,000SF multi-family complex, with 30 luxury apartments, which addressed safety concerns of the community. With this in mind during the design phase, features throughout the building included enclosed heated 25 space parking garage on ground level, smart technology for a security system with high quality video intercom for each of the units, and a 1,300SF rooftop terrace overlooking the city that only the tenants have access to. Lighting became part of the design to insure spaces were well lit.

Photo credit: Randall Perry Photography

Video credit: Eric Brouse

Project Type: Apartment Building

Location: Albany, NY

Size: 40,000+ SF total

Year Completed: 2018