LOUDONVILLE, N.Y– Siena College has acquired approximately 13 acres of land on the west side of Route 9, across from the college’s existing 164 acres on Loudonville Road here. The college paid $1.9 million for the new property, which had been used by the New York State Police.
“This addition will permit us to further improve the ambiance of the Siena College campus,” said Kevin Mackin, Siena’s president. “We look forward to working with Mary Brizzell and the Town of Colonie on the redevelopment.”
Kevin said that the land is part of the campus’s master plan guidelines.The property will likely be used for operations offices, not for housing, for safety reasons due to the roadway crossing, he said.
The new property has two existing buildings, of approximately 45,000 square feet total. The frontage is similar to Siena’s, with a grassy expanse along Route 9.
The State Police will remain on the premises, until they move to their new location elsewhere in Colonie.
During Kevin’s 11 years as president, many campus enhancements at Siena College have been made including the state-of-the-art Standish Library, the Morrell Science Center, Key Auditorium, Sarazen Student Union, Hickey Financial Technology Center, and a recent upgrade of Serra Dining Hall.
Since its beginnings 70 years ago in a single house with seven Franciscan friars as faculty, Siena College has educated more than 30,000 students.