Sale pending for vacant building on Lark Street
Posted by: KC Orcutt
Published on: July 19th, 2012 at 12:00 PM
As reported by the Times Union, a real estate agent has submitted plans to convert the former Lark Street offices of Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood into retail space and also four apartments, according to an application filed with the city.
The building on Lark Street is a prime location and has been vacant for just over a year now. At one point following the relocation of the Planned Parenthood offices, a local grassroots art show utilized the space recycling items left behind.
Ryan Jankow is asking the city’s Board of Zoning Appeals to grant him permission to pursue the project, which has been estimated at costing $250,000. The building is just a block from Washington Park on the corner of Hudson Avenue and Lark Street.
Jankow’s application states that the sale of the building is expected to close next month for $342,000.
The property, along with 26 parking spaces, was one of three originally listed together at $995,000. The price was dropped after a handful of attempts to sell the properties together failed and Planned Parenthood agreed to split them up.
As reported, the 600-square-foot converted garage behind the property will also be included in the sale.
What would you like to see be converted into the property’s ground floor retail space? Does Lark Street need another restaurant or bar? What do you think the area could use? Are you excited for the building to no longer be vacant?