New apartments could soon be coming to New Scotland.

ALBANY COUNTY — Building permits for multifamily housing outpaced those for single-family homes in the Capital Region in 2016 for the first time in recent memory, said Mark Castiglione, executive director of the Capital District Regional Planning Commission.

The same trend continued in 2017, he said, but to a lesser extent.

Developer Jeff Thomas has proposed constructing a three building mixed-use development in the center of the village of Altamont.

A new apartment complex of 96 units proposed for Western Avenue near Guilderland’s Hannaford is one of many apartment projects recently approved or under consideration along the length of that road.

About 30 Guilderland residents turned out for an Albany Common Council hearing Monday night on Sandidge Way Apartments, a project that would tear down 11 homes at the town’s northeastern edge and put up 173 “workforce-oriented” rental units in their place.

New property owners want to build two four-unit buildings on land where a previous owner's request was denied.

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