The city of Rensselaer has laid out plans which could make the community look unrecognizable in the next five years.
On Friday, the city issued requests for proposals for Killian's Landing, a $200 million development on the city's waterfront. Mayor Richard Mooney tells Spectrum News that several developers have already reached out.
The 75-acre mixed-use development project would include apartments, businesses, and possibly a brewery.
Mooney says the city has looked at other municipalities in the Capital Region as examples of what Rensselaer is striving to be.
“Our planning department has watched and learned what Schenectady, Albany and Troy have gone through. We've seen all their growing pains," said Mooney. "Obviously, you do have growing pains when you expand and create. There's growing pains and learning curves.
"We've kinda watched what's going on through the Capital District. Our planning department is taking notes, I've taken notes. We're learning what's successful, what didn't go, trying to incorporate our own plan here."
Interested developers still have a month to send in proposals. A deadline has been set for April 12.