The Saratoga Springs City Center Authority and its design build partner, Bette and Cring, will continue work on the Flat Rock Parking Center.
The decision was made after the Authority received Bette and Cring’s site-specific COVID-19 procedures, according to Ryan McMahon, the executive Director. “We are confident that Bette and Cring is able to meet these procedures and they are prepared to continue work in accordance with such policies. “
The Authority’s action is in keeping with guidelines issued by Empire State Development (ESD) and is deemed an essential infrastructure project.
McMahon said the project will meet all appropriate social distancing, cleaning, and disinfection standards. The multi-acre site will maintain an extremely low concentration of workers and have multiple hand wash stations as well available hand sanitizer.
“The continuation of the Flat Rock Center parking structure is vital for the city of Saratoga Springs to recover from the damages of this pandemic,” he said. “Allowing people to walk safely and conveniently to enjoy our beautiful downtown is central to the function of the economy and the city’s status as a premier destination for leisure tourism, conferences, and special events. These tourists are the life blood that allow the shop owners and workers in downtown Saratoga Springs to survive and thrive.”
Question can be directed to McMahon at email@example.com.
Flat Rock Center is being built on the northern portion of a parking lot located on Maple Avenue, across from the Saratoga Springs City Center, with High Rock Avenue as the property’s eastern border. It will be four stories high on the High Rock Avenue side and three stories high on the Maple Avenue side.