Franklin Pedestrian Alley

The City and local partners transformed Franklin Alley into a unique and intimate public space, featuring new lighting, sidewalks, and public art inspired by Troy’s history and people.

A Brief History

First imagined by developer Jeff Pfeil and 3tarchitect's Scott Townsend in 2013, the Franklin Alley revitalization project was completed in Fall 2020. The project was a collaboration between the City of Troy, the Troy Local Redevelopment Corporation (TLDC), the Troy Capital Resource Corporation, The Arts Center of the Capital Region, National Grid, surrounding property owners and various public and private partners.

Centrally located in Troy's thriving historic downtown, Franklin Alley is a small and narrow street running between River Street and Broadway. The street was historically used for garbage collection and rear access for adjacent restaurants and businesses.

With financial support and assistance from public and private partners, Franklin Alley was reinvented as a unique, intimate, and vibrant public space in the heart of Troy's historic downtown. The alley features new lighting, sidewalks, and a newly-repaved road surface.

The alley features several murals, created using various media by artist Joe Iurato, inspired by Troy's vibrant history and people, both past and present.

Project Partners

The City of Troy and Mayor Patrick Madden would like to thank and recognize the following project partners and collaborators:

  • Downtown Business Improvement District (Troy BID)
  • The Arts Center of the Capital Region
  • 3T Architects
  • Chazen Companies
  • National Grid
  • Westside Management
  • Bonacio Construction
  • Bryce Companies
  • AI Center of Excellence
  • The Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley
  • James Pledger
  • Joe Iurato
  • Troy Capital Resource Corporation (CRC)
  • Troy Industrial Development Authority (IDA)
  • Troy Local Development Corporation (LDC)
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