Bunkoff General Contractors Inc. of Latham will be the main contractor for the construction of Market Center in downtown Glens Falls.
The City Council in late August approved the company’s bid of $4.55 million.
The council also selected Harold R. Clune Inc. of Ballston Spa for the electrical work on the new building.
There were five other general contractors who bid on building the Market Center pavilion, a key cog in the city’s downtown revitalization plan.
Jeff Flagg, Glens Falls economic development director, said bids came from Murnane Building; O’Connor Co. of Aberdeen, N.C.; MLB Construction Services in Malta; LeChase in Schenectady, and VMJR Cos. of Glens Falls.
The 6,000-square-foot building will be located be at the currently vacant lot at 49-63 South St. where an Off Track Betting outlet was previously located.
Plans for the project call for a pavilion-type structure with numerous exterior doors that would house Glens Falls Farmer’s Market, and host many other events throughout the year.
The project is part of the community’s plan to use a $10 million award from the state’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative.
The city also received four separate bids for electrical work. In addition to Clute, other bids came from O’Connell Electric of Victor, Kasselman Electric of Menands and Stilsing Electrical in Rensselaer.
Also as part of the revitalization in that area, SpringCity Development, a subsidiary of Saratoga Springs-based Bonacio Construction, owns the former Sandy’s building, which it plans to rehabilitate for commercial and residential use. The firm also has plans to construct a large new, five-story commercial-residential building (69 apartments) that would wrap around Sandy’s.
It will be located at the current Glens Falls Farmer’s Market lot.
South Street’s overhaul includes major sewer and street upgrades. Carver Construction of Coeymans recently obtained a contract for $1.8 million worth of street improvements along Elm, Exchange and Park streets and $1.3 million for sewer work.