Jan 19, 2022

RDG+Partners relocates to former Hart’s building in the East End

When RDG+Partners realized they had outgrown their space in Pittsford Village Green, the search began for a new home. You can only add on so many times before you reach a building’s limit. “Our old space was homey and comfortable but we had expanded four times and there was no more room to expand,” said […]

Jan 12, 2022

Construction outlook: infrastructure, healthcare up; retail, office down

Contractors across the state and the country expect to see an increase in infrastructure, power, multifamily, non-hospital health care and warehouse projects in 2022, while significant declines are expected in the retail and private office sectors. Of the 31 New York firms responding to a survey by the Association of General Contractors of America (AGC), […]

Jan 7, 2022

Upscale student housing near RIT sells for a whopping $161 million

The majority ownership interest in APEX, the upscale student living community that opened near Rochester Institute of Technology in the spring, has been sold for $161,500,000. APEX Rochester LLC, a subsidiary of The Michaels Organization of New Jersey, sold the property to APEX Property Owner LLC, a subsidiary of Chicago-based Harrison Street Real Estate Capital […]

Jan 5, 2022

Jobs, infrastructure, green energy, business-friendly climate among Hochul priorities

Gov. Kathy Hochul outlined her priorities as she begins her first full year guiding New York.

Dec 22, 2021

National developer returns to refurbish Keeler Park Apartments

A national firm committed to refurbishing and re-creating affordable housing communities is returning to Rochester to embark on another project, this one with a total price tag of $121 million. Community Preservation Partners (CPP) will team with Conifer Realty LLC to rehabilitate Keeler Park Apartments, the twin towers that sit near Route 104 just off […]

Dec 20, 2021

Steel Tech Fabricators receives state Senate Empire Award

Steel Tech Fabricators, which provides structural as well as a variety of related steel services, received the New York State Senate Empire Award from Sen. Jeremy Cooney. Steel Tech Fabricators was founded in 2005 by Terence Brown, his son, TJ, the company president, and Joseph Nelson, the fabrication floor manager. The Brown family emigrated to […]

Dec 16, 2021

Amazon’s new facilities on target to open in Q4 of 2022

Two new Amazon facilities just 1.2 miles apart on Rochester’s west side are on schedule for the start of operations in the fourth quarter of 2022, the company says. Construction cranes surround the massive 2.6 million-square-foot warehouse and distribution center on Manitou Road in Gates, which rises six stories above the ground. The $412 million […]

Dec 8, 2021

Construction company leaders weigh in on 2022 outlook

Inflation is back, a new variant of COVID threatens public safety, supplies and materials are hard to get and workers are hard to find.

Dec 6, 2021

Pa.-based HB Global buys The Bell Company

The Bell Company, mechanical and plumbing contractors based in Rochester and with a significant presence throughout the eastern United States, has been sold to a Pennsylvania firm. HB Global, LLC., of Harrisburg acquired The Bell Company last week. The Rochester firm, founded in 1940, comprises three subsidiaries — Bell BCI Co., Bell Constructors and John […]

Dec 3, 2021

Norm Jones to retire after more than 40 years with city of Rochester

Norm Jones, who worked his way up from the lowest-paid title position to head of the department with the largest budget, will be ending his 40-plus year career with the city of Rochester. Jones, commissioner of the Department of Environmental Services, will retire at the end of the year, Mayor James Smith announced on Thursday. […]

Dec 1, 2021

Home2 Suites opening soon in Greece, WoodSpring Suites not far behind

Prominently situated just off state route 390 to the west of the Lexington Avenue on and off ramps is a new Home2 Suites by Hilton, one of the extended-stay brands under the Hilton umbrella.

Nov 19, 2021

NYC developer to turn abandoned State St. property into apartments

A New York City developer will be transforming a vacant property on State Street across from the Eastman Kodak Co. headquarters into market-rate apartments.