Riverview Apartments at Corinth

Riverview Apartments at Corinth is a new affordable housing community brought to the area by RISE Housing and Support Services and Hudson River Community Credit Union. We are currently constructing the 3-story tall, approximately 61,900 SF building, which will house 30 supportive housing apartments, 15 senior housing apartments, and 15 community apartments.

New geothermal technology is being initiated on-site to heat and cool the building. Environmentally conscious and cost-effective, the geothermal system uses the earth for heat and thermal storage. Underground piping has been embedded beneath the parking lot, creating a loop that circulates fluid that absorbs or deposits heat. Since the earth’s ground temperature remains consistent throughout the year, when it’s colder outside than it is in the ground, a geothermal heat pump extracts heat, concentrates it, and transfers it back into the building. When it’s warmer outside, the heat pump extracts heat from the building, which dissipates in the ground. These pipes are connected to ductwork that carries the warmed or cooled air throughout the building.

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Rood & Riddle Barn Expansion

Since we constructed Roof & Riddle’s Equine Hospital in 2016, we were more than happy to build a new 2,250 SF, 8-stall barn for its growing practice. Comprised of wood trusses, concrete masonry units, and structural steel beams provided by Bonacio Steel, this new barn is an expansion of the existing barn with a breezeway connecting the two. The barn’s exterior matches the property’s existing buildings with board and batten siding and split-face concrete masonry units. Frost Hurff Architects designed the barn expansion, and The LA Group created the site. 

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The Lodge at Schroon Lake

A row of five chalets surrounded by green landscape. Schroon Lake can be seen just on the backside of the chalets.

Bonacio Development worked with the project owners, Sonny and Julie Bonacio, Andrea Crisafulli, and Alan Ayers, to redevelop the existing Word of Life Family Lodge and Retreat into The Schroon Lake Lodge. After watching how the COVID-19 pandemic redefined the drive-to-leisure hospitality sector, our development team saw an opportunity in the Adirondack region. Hospitality operators in the area reported record numbers of new tourists hailing from the tri-state area. Partnering with Hay Creek Hotels, a premier boutique hotel operator, further confirmed our vision for this property. Bonacio Construction renovated most of the 34-acre property, which features a 10,000 SF restaurant in the historic Brown Swan Club House, an indoor pool, a fitness center, indoor amenity space, a waterfront beach with docks, outdoor recreation space, mini golf, and playgrounds. Lodging includes over 100 guest rooms, including standard hotel rooms, suites, single-family chalets, glamping sites, and cabins. Still being renovated is the former performance venue, which Bonacio Construction is transforming into an event space/ballroom. Further phases of this project are in pre-development.

For booking, please visit the Lodge’s website.

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Stonequist Apartments

Originally built in 1970, the Stonequist Apartments consists of 176 affordable housing units in a 10-story high-rise building located off West Circular Street in downtown Saratoga Springs. We are currently undertaking the building’s RAD conversion and renovation, designed by 3tarchitects – an SWBR Company. Norstar Development USA L.P. developed this project in conjunction with the Saratoga Springs Housing Authority.

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Walt & Whitman Brewing’s Beer Hall

Using a phased approach, we renovated Walt & Whitman Brewing in the former Saratogian building. First was the restaurant and Whitman Taproom on the ground floor and the Walt Café on the second level. The Whitman Beer Hall was planned to be the second phase, but due to the pandemic was pushed back in favor of creating a patio for outdoor dining. Instead, the beer hall became the third and final phase, marking the end of a 3-year renovation process.

Located on the second floor next to the Walt Café, the 3,178 SF space is now a 10-beer brew hall with long tables for seating and a full-service bar. The Whitman Beer Hall also has its own kitchen with a walk-in freezer, cooler storage room, and pizza oven, a new stairwell connecting it to the Whitman Taproom below, storage for the brewery’s product distribution, and a new front landing for its own entrance on the corner of Lake Ave. and Maple Ave.

Maintaining the building’s history and charm was important for the design of the space. The beer hall retains the rest of the building’s industrial aesthetic with wood and metal elements featured throughout, including the large wooden beams that are original to the building, exposed ductwork, and the metal staircase crafted by Bonacio Steel.

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The Children’s Museum at Saratoga

The Children's Museum of Saratoga

When the Children’s Museum at Saratoga outgrew its original location on Caroline Street, it made a move into two floors of the Lincoln Baths in the Saratoga Spa State Park. It now occupies space that was once three original bathing wings of the historic property, making it the first major public-facing operation in the Lincoln Bathhouse since the 1990s. We demoed both floors and framed the lower level to create a new entry with a custom-made round reception desk, two activity rooms, office space, and new bathrooms. The first floor’s hallway also features linoleum flooring in various colors outlining the area once taken up by the baths. A newly installed elevator brings guests to the second floor, where we fit up the space to accommodate rebuilt and refurbished exhibits and new hands-on STEM exhibits by Peter Hyde Design. Among the exhibits is a firehouse with an interactive screen for visitors to extinguish a virtual fire, a farm where children can pick vegetables, and our favorite, a treehouse (which we just so happened to donate), where children can learn about different animals. Universal accessibility was top of mind in the design, best showcased by a calming room tucked away from the other exhibits that provides a quiet sensory space for children to decompress. Bonacio Steel also added structural steel to the second floor to support the new HVAC units on the roof.

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Crust Kitchen & Bar

The first tenant to Air City Lofts is Crust Kitchen & Bar, opening soon in the Copper City. We’re fitting Crust up with a space big enough to accommodate a busy eatery that serves hand-crafted soups, salads, and sandwiches along with a full-service bourbon bar. The bar itself features subway tile on the front, a custom wood bar top, and a faux brick wall behind. Surrounding the bar is the dining area which continues through a hallway to the service area. Polished concrete is found throughout the space except for the kitchen. Epoxy flooring lines the kitchen which is complete with a large prep area and walk-in cooler. The kitchen connects to the service area on one side and the bar on the other side for easy flow through. A mechanical room and 2 bathrooms round out the space.

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Carey Road Medical Office Building

Adirondack Radiology Associates approached Bonacio Development as their developer of choice for their new medical imaging center. They hoped to construct it on the property they owned at 170 Carey Road but were looking for a developer willing to own and build the project. Bonacio Development saw the opportunity with this project to continue expanding the development along Corinth Road off I-87’s Exit 18. With Adirondack Radiology Associates already secured as the primary tenant, Bonacio Construction moved ahead with constructing the 15,000 SF medical office building. Adirondack Radiology Associates’ growing practice fits up 10,200 SF of the space, which has a uniquely Adirondack aesthetic seamlessly woven into the practical needs of its state-of-the-art imaging center. The remaining 4,800 SF of tenant space will be leased to a complementary practice, and there is room on the site to expand the building.

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Wellspring Saratoga, Malta - Bonacio Construction

Wellspring has moved its headquarters from a small space on Broadway in Saratoga Springs to an 8,000 SF mission-based facility conveniently located on Route 9 in Malta. This project was many years in the making for the leaders of the nonprofit and with the help of a fundraising campaign and community members, they saw their dream become a reality.

Designed by Balzer + Tuck Architecture with the site designed by The LA Group, this new space will provide much-needed help to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Saratoga County. It features private offices for counseling, a children’s playroom, a large conference room, a spacious waiting room and reception area, open office spaces for field counselors, and a break room.

All this new space means Wellspring can expand its programs such as those in the creative arts, financial literacy, and workforce development. It also allows Wellspring to bring more of the community in for hostings in professional training, leadership seminars for students, partnerships with local businesses, podcasting sessions, and more.

If you or someone you know needs help, please reach out to Wellspring here.

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The Moderne Condominiums

Known for being the premier luxury condominium developer in Saratoga Springs, Bonacio Development was the natural choice for the previous property owner and architect to approach with their plans for the Moderne Condominiums. Our development team saw that the innovative design and premier location filled a niche in the market, which would bring an ultra-modern building to the city. One of the first items Bonacio Construction had to tackle on this build was challenges with the site. Its high water table required extensive structural engineering and a piled foundation. Completed in 2022, the 4.5-story ultra-modern building features 24 deluxe condominiums and penthouses with one-of-a-kind details, including innovative smart technology, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, custom-covered loggias, a common area roof patio, and a green roof. Bonacio Steel created the building’s structural steel, stairs, railings, and canopy. The Moderne Condominiums also features a public, curated art collection in the first-floor glass storefronts, unique from other condominium projects. The first unit closed in December 2021, with the final condominium selling out less than a year later.

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