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Paterson visits Rochester to tout $17 million in funding

Gov. David Paterson was in Rochester on Wednesday to announce $17 million in funding for the area, including $9.5 million for two projects in the city of Rochester.

The funding is part of $153.6 million in the third round of grants from the Restore NY Communities Initiative administered by the Empire State Development Corp.

Rochester will receive $6 million for its Center City Commercial and Mixed Use Initiative to create 80 market-rate housing units and renovate nearly 220,500 square feet of commercial space in five downtown buildings, Paterson said in a statement.

It also will get $3.5 million for demolitions that will prepare sites for residential and commercial development, he said.

The village of Churchville will receive $250,000 for demolition and site preparation at the Luster Coate brownfield.

The village of Fairport will get nearly $157,000 to demolish and remove five buildings as part of the redevelopment of the vacant Department of Public Works site along the Erie Canal in the business district.

The village of Mt. Morris will receive nearly $433,500 to renovate the New Family Theater for market to private developers for commercial use.

The village of Medina will get $304,000 to rehabilitate four structures on the corner of Main Street and Pearl Street.

The city of Batavia will get $1.5 million for its Masse Gateway redevelopment project to include demolition and reconstruction of portions of three buildings near Main Street and Masse Place. 

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