• Studio-3 Beds
  • 1-2 Baths
  • 600 - 1,474 Sq.Ft.

The Foster

From $1,485 per month

204 Lafayette Street, Schenectady, NY 12305


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1 Bedroom 1 Bath - C
1 Bedroom 1 Bath - C
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bath
1,000 Sq.Ft.
1 Available Now
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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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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. Request your own private tour


204 Lafayette Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
Nearby Schools Nearby Properties
GreatSchools Rating School name Phone number Grades Students Distance
GreatSchools Rating
Martin Luther King School
Preparatory & Elementary School 0.689
(518) 370-8360 PK-5 561 0.689
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Pleasant Valley School
Preparatory & Elementary School 0.828
(518) 881-3640 PK-5 434 0.828
GreatSchools Rating
Mont Pleasant Middle School
Middle School 0.927
(518) 370-8160 6-8 679 0.927
GreatSchools Rating
Hamilton Elementary School
Preparatory & Elementary School 1.121
(518) 881-3720 PK-5 460 1.121
GreatSchools Rating
William C Keane Elementary School
Preparatory & Elementary School 1.297
(518) 881-3960 PK-5 352 1.297
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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 600 Sq.Ft. 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 $1,485. Check out the Apartment 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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Currently, The Foster has 1 available units.

The Foster is located in the Downtown Schenectady neighborhood.