By Jill Nagy
Viscusi Builders Ltd. is planning a 40-unit apartment development on Mourning Hill Drive in the town of Ballston.
To be called Silo Point, it will be the Guilderland-based company’s first project in Ballston, according to Zelindo Viscusi, owner of Viscusi Builders.
The project is still in its early stages. There has been one meeting with town officials and another is planned, Viscusi said.
He expects construction to begin in the spring.
Plans call for five two-story buildings. Apartments will be mostly two-bedroom, two-bathroom units of 1,000 to 1,200 square feet. He said apartments will have nine-foot ceilings and all appliances, including washer and dryer. There will be some garages and off-street parking.
The developer said Silo Point is aimed at attracting young professionals, young families, and seniors looking to downsize.
“We think it’s a great project,” he said.
Communal spaces will include an outdoor fire pit and barbecue area and an indoor community room. There may also be a fitness center, he said.
The architect on the project is Danforth Chriss of East Greenbush.
Silo Point is named for an old silo on the property, a local landmark, Viscusi said. That structure will stay. It will be renovated and fitted with a sign identifying the development. The silo itself may be used for storage, but there are no further plans to utilize it other than as a signpost.
While this is the Viscusi Brothers’ first project in Ballston, they have been in the home building business for 30 years, Viscusi said, with projects in Latham, Rotterdam, and other towns in the area.