By Jennifer Farnsworth
The building up of Malta’s town center is continuing, aided by a project being done by Windsor Development Group of Clifton Park.
The company is planning a large development that will be in the heart of the town center, featuring a eateries, retail space and apartments—all in an area that residents can walk to.
The property will be located in Clifton Park, in front of the Village Plaza shopping center, with an address of 11-15 Clifton Country Road.
Bob Miller Sr., CEO of Windsor, a real estate development and professional property management firm, said the space was an immediate draw to him because it coincides with Malta’s vision for a town center that will draw people in.
“The goal is to bring people into the center, this is definitely a project that will help to accomplish that,” said Miller.
Miller said there are two separate properties that are part of the project, and Windsor Development will be tackling one at a time. The project calls for a 7,100-square-foot building and a four-story. 60,000-square-foot building.
“We will be starting construction on the smaller building first and then move to the second building. It is anticipated that the smaller building will be completed by the end of the year and the larger building completed and ready for occupancy in summer 2018,” said Miller.
He said the smaller building is already leased to two tenants: Blaze Pizza, a national pizza chain, and Corelife Eatery. Blaze Pizza also has a location in Mohawk Commons in Niskayuna.
The larger building will have 15,000 square feet of commercial space on the first floor and 36 apartments spread over the second, third and fourth floors.
“We have interest in this space, but no leases signed yet,” said Miller.
In total, Miller owns over 46 acres in that area and he is investigating the possibility of building a hotel, apartment buildings and additional retail space. He said he plans to build in the area one step at a time.
“Again, it’s all about the goal of having a real town center for the community,” said Miller.
Windsor Companies is also responsible for major development plazas such as Shopper’s World In Clifton Park, Village Plaza and The Shops at Village Plaza, also in Clifton Park.