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  • 500 - 1,474 Sqft

The Foster

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204 Lafayette Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
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Floorplans

1 Bedroom 1 Bath - D
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 700 Sqft
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$1,250 Available now
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Application fee: $20. Other fees may apply, please contact the property for details.

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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Overview

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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What others love about this property:

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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Nicen

I'm alive with shelter over my head and kids

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Anonymous Mar 5, 2022 Verified Resident
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Good location, fairly nice apartments, unresponsive staff

I like the location but the property manager is very unresponsive to emails and does not like to be contacted by phone, and the fire alarm goes off far too often for a residential building not occupied by college kids (at least 2-3 times a month, sometimes in the middle of the night). Parking is convenient but management is possibly in the process of trying to change that. Maintenance people do not appear to be experts and are also pretty unresponsive though better than the property manager. Property manager seems to be very overworked in general on a regular basis. Bottom line: this could be a nice place to live if Redburn was willing to put in the effort but that doesn't seem to be the case.

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Anonymous Jan 5, 2022 Verified Resident
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Lovely apt

Love living here love the area love the apt and staff

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Anonymous Jan 3, 2022 Verified Resident
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The Foster

Privacy is great, the maintaining of the building and apartments is average could be better, there needs to be cameras in the parking lot it’s dangerous and dark back there. Maintenance has improved

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SM Dec 23, 2021 Verified Resident
SM

Average Utility Costs in New York

Electricity
$119
Gas
$123
Water
$30
Sewer
$47
Cable
$50
Internet
$30

Prices in the Area

This community Downtown Schenectady Schenectady, NY
1 Bed1 Bedroom $1,250 $1,250 - $1,325 $629 - $1,400
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Location

204 Lafayette Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
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Walk Score®: 92, Transit Score®: 51, Bike Score®: 66
  • 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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Why choose The Foster

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 $1,250. 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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Frequently Asked Questions

The following floorplans are available: 1-bedroom apartments from $1,250.

The most popular nearby apartments are: The Foster, Brookview Court Apartments, Redburn Stockade and Park Guilderland Apartment Homes.

Currently, The Foster has 1 available units.

The Foster is located in the Downtown Schenectady neighborhood.