The Residences on Union Avenue
46 Union Avenue was previously home to the Skidmore College high-rise dormitory, Moore Hall, which opened in 1957. Known as the “Pink Palace” due to the color of its exterior, the building was sold in 2006 to Norstar Development USA, L.P., but was left empty and deteriorating. Early development plans for this site were met with resistance from the community and required pivoting into a new direction. Bonacio Development partnered with Norstar Development USA, L.P., in 2016 and proposed a new condo plan to put into action. Bonacio Construction tore down the derelict dormitory to make way for a main building housing 18 luxury condominiums, two additional duplex townhomes, a single-family home, and a triplex. The main building, fronting Union Avenue, features an exterior reminiscent of the traditional Saratoga Springs charm. The interior affords luxurious living and modern amenities like fireplaces, granite countertops, crown molding, custom closets, 9-foot ceilings, and balconies/terraces with electricity and water. Floor plans range in size from 1,375 to 2,416 SF. Our efforts on this multifamily project were rewarded with the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation’s New Contextual Design Award.