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20190265 Falvey Mixed Use Correspondance ,iratogti Springi, Preservation Foundation April 16, 2019 C57---77-7 F 0 ‘/Fiee Ms. Tamie Ehinger, Chair P RESE RVAT ] 0 N Design Review Commission FOR CEA7 City Hall ,* 474 Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 RE: 65 Beekman Street — New Construction {t 1� , it Dear Tarnie The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation reviewed the application for the proposed mixed-use project at 65 Beekman Street. Historically a larger three story building occupied the site. The building was demolished some time after 1972 and the site has Board of Directors remained vacant. Matthew Veitch President Through a New York State Main Street Grant, the Foundation assisted with many building improvements along Beekman Street, a once thriving neighborhood commercial James Gold area that had a variety of stores, restaurants, and residences. The grant assisted seven Vice President & Secretary buildings with facade improvements and building rehabilitations. Adam I . Favro Treasurer The Foundation supports this mixed- use project as it is in keeping with the overall mass, scale, and architectural style of the surrounding buildings, which date from the early Caroline Cardone 1840s — to the early 1900s. The Foundation appreciates that the roof height has been Brennan Drake Sandra Fox reduced since the project previously received approval. However, the Foundation has Liz Israel concerns that the second-floor window fenestration is not in keeping with the historic Samantha Kercull Dl context of the neighborhood. Richard King Michelle Paquette-Deuel The Foundation appreciates the effort and investment the applicant is making with this Cindy Spence Drnitriy Yennolayev highly visible new construction projectto the historic streetscape. am Kettlewell Thank you in advance for your thoughtful consideration. Jemeritus Sincerely, Samantha Bosshart s Executive Director 4/101:10V---1 Pititt Zellr0,744.--Wcalt ‘&41--46"/ , Nicole Ba Matthew Veitch Samantha . osshart Membership Programs Director President Executive Director Cc: Michael Falvey, Applicant SD Atelier - Architecture, L.L.C., Architect Bradley Birge, Administrator of the Office of Planning and Economic Development I i 112 Spring Srreer , Suite 2(13 Saratoga Springs , NY 128.66x 518-587 - 503u