(Courtesy of Timesunion.com)
The Shoppes at New Loudon, a $50 million community that will include shops, offices, apartments and townhomes, is taking shape on a nearly 37-acre parcel along Route 9 in Latham.
Several businesses already have opened, and two apartment buildings are in final design stages. Design work is being done by Cotler Architecture of Latham.
“It will have a village feel, with sidewalks,” said spokeswoman Deidre Emerle. Apartments will feature balconies and fireplaces, and “we’re looking at underground parking,” she added.
The headquarters of Robert Marini Builders occupies second-floor office space in one of the buildings.
Bellini’s restaurant is planning to open later this month, Emerle said.
Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches and Burger 21, two national chains that are new to the area, also will be opening.
Behind the buildings lining Route 9 will be two apartment buildings, one with retail on the first floor.
The development also will include the 72-unit Townhomes at Shaker Creek.