Only on 6: Exclusive look inside Mohawk Harbor, details on new riverfront amphitheater

CBS 6 was invited to take a boat tour of the development going up right next to the Rivers Casino, until now, a view only seen by the builders themselves. David Buicko is a name-to-know in Schenectady. Buicko is the President and CEO of Galesi Group, which developed the Rivers Casino, and these days he's doing a lot of his work by boat. “There will be nothing like this is the Capital District,” Buicko said. Buicko invited CBS 6’s Anne McCloy aboard his pontoon boat, for an exclusive look inside the harbor he says will change this region forever. The Mohawk harbor is private property. Until now only a handful of people have been allowed in by boat. Buicko says building the harbor alone cost m

Latest on what's happening at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady

What was recently a barren plot of land between Erie Boulevard and the Mohawk River is now occupied by concrete, glass, pavement and workers in hard hats. As summer gets underway, much of the construction on the Mohawk Harbor site is nearing completion. The former industrial plot has transformed in the last few years from a contaminated industrial site to a development of office, retail and living space. The Galesi Group, a Rotterdam-based developer, is responsible for the 60-acre, $450 million project. Here’s a closer look at where each property on the harbor stands, and when residents and visitors can expect to see each one open. The Landing Hotel 1 Rush St., located next to Rivers Casino