This comes after a very adamant Bill Dunne, currently commissioner of the city's Planning and Economic Development Department, said no RFP would sway him on moving City Hall into the Dauchy Building when he was serving on the city Council.
Now with the city planning to lease out space in the Hedley Building, owned by First Columbia, Dunne
is slightly changing his
"Right now, I think this is no different than the RFP we had before," Dunne
"We're just soliciting interest.
Had we really acted to sell the building three and a half years ago, we could have gotten $2 million."
is fine with whatever decision Mayor Lou Rosamilia makes concerning the Dauchy
and River Triangle buildings and said he
will work to get as many businesses in there over the next two years.
has a large amount of interest in the first floor of the building, several looking for space on the second and third floor and a prospective tenant for the fourth floor.
Moving City Hall out of the Verizon Building at 1776 Sixth Ave., owned by Sam Judge, is a large priority for the city, Dunne said, calling the rent "oppressive" and left over from a poor deal reached by former Mayor Harry Tutunjian, now a Rensselaer County legislator.
"Everyone thinks they have the answer for everything but they don't do the work," Dunne
said about the search for the City Hall location.