THE PINK PALACE
As I am sure that everyone is aware, Bonacio Construction is building condos and townhouses where Moore Hall, better known as The Pink Palace, used to stand. It was never really meant to be pink. Whatever the composite panels that made up the exterior of the building were, they supposed to fade to beige. Obviously that didn’t happen. Some of the actual pink panels have been saved and somehow are going to be worked into the final project.
It was built in 1957 as housing and a large dining hall. I was reading on line, the many comments of the alumni of that time. They all seemed to have great memories of the time spent there.
Moore Hall remained as student housing until 2006 when it was sold to Norstar Development, who planned to demolish it and build condos. The real estate market became a bit challenging at that time, and the project never came to fruition.
Last year Bonacio construction had planned for 53 workforce rental units, but was shot down by the neighbors. So plan B was 26 condos ranging in size from 1,000 sq feet to 2,000 sq feet. One, two and three bedroom units available. Listing price would be about $700,00 to over $800,000. At this time, there are 8 units under contract and it’s called THE RESIDENCES ON UNION AVENUE.
It will be exciting to see new life on that 1.3 acre site.
For more information call Jane Sanzen c: 518-526-6056 of Julie Bonacio c: 518-701-5080