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  • 1-2 Baths
  • 500 - 2,600 Sqft

The Foster

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204 Lafayette Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
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Floorplans

1 Bedroom 1 Bath - F
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 1,200 Sqft
Available 02/29
$1,895 Available 02/29

Estimated Fees

General Fees

  • Application Fees: $20
  • There may be additional unit-specific fees. Please select a unit and move-in date here.

The fees are estimates and actual amounts may vary. Pricing and availability are subject to change. For details, contact the property.

Apartment Amenities

  • elevated library area
  • oversized windows with northern and southern exposure
  • incredible natural light
  • large open concept living
  • dining and kitchen
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Community Amenities

  • garden style
  • separate entrance off of courtyard
  • two walk-in closets
  • skylight
  • walk-in closet
  • large walk-in pantry
  • private historic staircase leading to large vestibule for extra space
  • large open concept living
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Ready to see this property in person? Contact the property and ask for a private showing!

The Foster Building, built in 1907, was originally a fashionable hotel that catered to high profile guests that visited the City as General Electric flourished. Just two doors down, the Schenectady Railway Building was the bustling hub of an elevated trolley system that operated from 1913 through the 1930's.
These and two connecting buildings make up the four buildings of the Foster Complex.
After years of neglect and many layers of ill fated urban renewal, the buildings had fallen into disrepair, and we almost completely vacant other than a family of pigeons.
After a $4 million investment from Sequence Development, and partners at Metroplex, Capital Bank, National Grid and the National Park Service and State Historic Preservation Office's Historic Tax Credit Program, the buildings have been completely re-imagined into 21 apartments, 2 restaurants, a make-up studio, spa and 6000 sq ft of dramatic office space.

The Facade of the Railway Building was completely removed, replaced with a modern interpretation of the original glass arched three story window the building once proudly wore. The Hotel Foster Building got a careful and intricate restoration of its delicate terra cotta facade, festooned with flowers and fruits.
Each apartment at The Foster has been carefully thought out and designed with an artistic aesthetic marrying the buildings' unique historic details with modern finishes and fixtures.
Choose from one, two and three bedrooms, with views of bustling State Street, the mountains, and iconic GE sign.
Each apartment has hardwood flooring or restored terrazzo floors, stainless steel appliances, washers and dryers, ample closet space, subway and penny tile, soaking tubs and video intercom system.
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Ratings and Reviews

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Review on the foster

The foster has been average living here. Love the privacy,love the location , but the repairs have been delayed. The rent is being raised without anything being updated

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Anonymous Oct 25, 2023 Verified Resident
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Redburn Property

Good place. Great amenities. Great location. Great building security

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Anonymous Aug 29, 2023 Verified Resident
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Unique building and beautiful apartment

Very quiet apartment complex, all the neighbors are respectful of the noise hours. Its great to have the washer and dryer in the unit.

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Anonymous Aug 23, 2023 Verified Resident
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My review

I am very pleaed with my home and all of the services provided by redburn development towards its tenants. I enjoy the local restaurants and community.

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Gary Jun 23, 2023 Verified Resident
Gary
Verified Resident

Poor communication

Things go wrong in any businesses. But when something happens that a customer needs attention to, the most important thing is to provide direct, timely and accurate communication about how the issue will be resolved. I don't get that with Redburn.

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Anonymous Dec 29, 2022 Verified Resident
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Average Utility Costs in New York

Electricity
$119
Gas
$157
Water
$33
Sewer
$53
Cable
$60
Internet
$20

Prices in the Area

This community Downtown Schenectady Schenectady, NY
1 Bed1 Bedroom $1,895 $1,315 - $2,681 $629 - $2,681
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Location

204 Lafayette Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
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Walker's Paradise
51 /100
Good Transit
56 /100
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Walk Score®: 92, Transit Score®: 51, Bike Score®: 56

  • 604 State St 0.05 mi
  • Veeder/Nott Terrace (BusPlus) 0.11 mi
  • Downtown/Train Station (BusPlus) 0.21 mi
  • Schenectady 0.24 mi
  • Schenectady Union Station 0.26 mi
  • Greyhound 0.45 mi
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If you’re looking for a new home in the Downtown Schenectady Neighborhood in Schenectady, NY you’re in luck - the The Foster community has 1 apartment for rent available right now! This community offers amenities such as garden style, separate entrance off of courtyard and two walk-in closets, and is located on 204 Lafayette Street in the 12305 zip code.

The 500 Sqft 1 Bedroom apartment is equipped with amenities such as elevated library area, oversized windows with northern and southern exposure and incredible natural light, and has a rental rate of $1,895. Check out the 1 Bedroom floorplan and apply for a lease online! The RedBurn Property Services, LLC property management company will verify your lease application and send you a timely response.

Once you become a resident of The Foster, you will be able to pay your rent online, submit maintenance requests, and get community news by logging in securely to your Resident Portal.

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Prices and availability for this property were last updated on 24 Feb 2024.

The following floorplans are available: 1-bedroom apartments from $1,895.

The most popular nearby apartments are: The Foster, Hillcrest Village Apartment Homes, Sitterly Manor and Squire Park.

Currently, The Foster has 1 available units.

The Foster is located in the Downtown Schenectady neighborhood.