Roosevelt II Bathhouse Rehabilitation

First opened in 1935 by former New York Governor and President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the iconic Georgian Revival-style Roosevelt II Bathhouse had been closed since the late 1980s after falling into disuse. The $2.3 million renovation of Roosevelt II Bathhouse is part of a plan to make the building a center for arts and wellness. Funded through Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) initiative, which invests in regional economic projects, the bathhouse's historic lobby has been restored; new restrooms installed; new heating, ventilation and plumbing systems added, toxic asbestos removed; and programming space developed. Phase I of the project involved abating a substantial amount of asbestos containing materials, roof repair, and installing new electric service. Phase II rehabilitated the main lobby, tenant space, and adjacent public restrooms to attract private developers and potential end users. Exterior entry doors and window and masonry restoration was also included in this phase.

Roosevelt II Bathhouse represents the careful planning, community collaboration, and significant investment that will ensure Saratoga Spa State Park remains a treasure of the New York State Park System. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) will establish the venue as a unique international cultural destination, providing a full-functioning year-round creative and maker space. The not-for-profit group COESA will use 2,700 square feet of the facility to offer retreat experiences and classes in well-being. The remaining 12,000 feet will be redeveloped in the future. In praise of the project, Governor Cuomo said, "The Roosevelt II Bathhouse is a living piece of New York history that once provided a natural luxury experience to everyday New Yorkers, and by breathing new life into the facility visitors will once again find themselves enjoying the peace and beauty of Saratoga's natural springs." 

  • 2020 APWA New York State Project of the Year Award (Historic Preservation <$5 Million)
Project Services:
  • Existing Conditions Survey
  • Program Phase report Preparation
  • Structural Design
  • Mechanical Design
  • Electrical Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Emergency Asbestos Abatement Design
  • Permitting
  • Bidding