By Jill Nagy
Bruce Tanski Construction & Development, already a major player in southern Saratoga County, has plans in the works for several more projects.
Tanski has already built more than 2,000 single-family homes and apartments. New ventures include the first development under Halfmoon’s cluster zoning law, as well as a new townhouse development, also in Halfmoon, and senior housing in Stillwater.
Hank’s Hollow, the cluster development, if approved, would consist of 106 single-family homes on Staniak Road, he said. The houses would be in a cluster of 12,000-square-foot lots.
According to Tanski, between 40 and 50 percent of the land would remain as open space. The cluster development ordinance requires a minimum of 10,000-square-foot lots. The homes would range from 1,400 square feet to 4,000 square feet, with a minimum of three bedrooms and two and a half baths, he said, and would sell at prices in the $300,000s.
Tanski said he sees a lot of pent-up demand for housing in the area and predicts that the smaller lots will appeal to empty nesters.
“What I’m finding is that a lot of grandparents want to live close to their kids but they don’t want a situation where it’s right across the street,” he said.
For seniors, Tanski is seeking approval for King’s Isle in neighboring Stillwater, a development of 125 apartments and 88 unrestricted apartments. That development, on Route 67, already has 309 apartments. “I have no vacancies,” Tanski said. “People want to get out of the cities. People have got to have a place to live.”
Back in Halfmoon, Paar Estates, is “just getting off the ground. That development, when completed, will consist of 130 units.
While concentrating on residential development, Tanski, also built a par 3 golf course and restaurant at the intersection of Routs 9 and 146, also in Halfmoon. He added a brew pub about a year ago.
Tanski has been building housing developments for 35 years, he said, including projects in Scotia, Saratoga, Wilton, Clifton Park, Brunswick and Halfmoon. He has 128 employees, mainly doing construction work.
By Jill Nagy