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C2 Design Group News

July 30, 2019

Groundbreaking for Mount Hope Commons

Earlier this month, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for Trinity Realty Group & Sonic Drive-In’s Mt. Hope Commons project at 351 Southern Boulevard in Albany, New York.

C2 is proud to have designed the new $10M retail/development center on the site of the former Howard Johnson’s. The new center will feature a drive-thru Sonic, a 95-room hotel, and other retail space and a fitness center. This project had significant support from the City of Albany Industrial Development Agency, as portions of this project will have direct public infrastructure benefits. A new traffic light will be installed to create a safer intersection for traffic and pedestrians. Sidewalks will also be constructed along Route 9W and Mount Hope Drive along the project’s perimeter. Two CDTA bus stops will be installed, enhancing bus access.

“Albany is a place where people can invest and where we can take an an underutilized site and reimagine it and re-envision it,” said Mayor Kathy Sheehan.