C2 designed the new, $10M retail/development center on the site of the old Howard Johnson’s on Southern Boulevard in Albany, New York. The Howard Johnson’s had burned down after a fire left the property vacant over a year ago.
The new retail center is called Mount Hope Commons and features a drive-thru Sonic, nail salon, SportsClips, and a fitness center. This project had significant support from the City of Albany Industrial Development Agency, as portions of this project have direct public infrastructure benefits. A new traffic light was installed to create a safer intersection for traffic and pedestrians. Sidewalks were also constructed along Route 9W and Mount Hope Drive along the project’s perimeter. Two CDTA bus stops were installed, enhancing bus access.
Year Completed: 2019
Size: 11,780 SF