Oct 1, 2020

Upstate Interiors included in Citizens Bank grant initiative

Upstate Interiors, LLC, has received a $15,000 grant from Citizens Bank, part of a $1.5 million initiative by the financial institution to provide support to minority owned small businesses in areas it serves. Citizens Bank is awarding the $15,000 grants to 100 businesses in 10 states. Upstate Interiors was one of 11 businesses selected in […]

Sep 25, 2020

Pueblo Nuevo I will create 75 homes in El Camino neighborhood

Further transformation of Rochester’s El Camino neighborhood kicked off on Thursday with the official groundbreaking of Pueblo Nuevo I. Pueblo Nuevo (“new town” in Spanish) is a $25 million redevelopment project spearheaded by Ibero-American Development Corp., the development arm of the Ibero-American Action League, Inc. The project will transform 20 vacant,[...]

Sep 21, 2020

Gallina buys Xerox Square, plans multi-use facility with focus on education

Having already turned one aging centerpiece of the downtown Rochester skyline into a chic combination of office, retail and residential space now called The Metropolitan, Gallina Development Corp. is going at it again. Gallina has acquired what was the Xerox Square from Buckingham Properties and intends to create Innovation Square, a multi-use project that will […]

Sep 16, 2020

Walkability at heart of Uniland’s mixed-used development in Perinton

The office space owned by Uniland Development Co. that sat smack dab in the busiest part of the town of Perinton had seen better days. Circa 1970s, the buildings were still in the B classification but weren’t necessarily in prime demand, even though the location near the intersection of routes 31 and 250 was ideal. […]

Sep 15, 2020

Hamlin-based Solar Ground-N-Pound now part of LaBella

LaBella Associates has enhanced its renewable energy suite of offerings with the acquisition of Solar Ground-N-Pound of Hamlin. Solar Ground-N-Pound focuses on preparing the ground for solar panels and then constructing the mounting and installation of the panels. “Renewable energy has been an area of tremendous growth for LaBella,” said Greg Senecal, the firm̵[...]

Sep 2, 2020

AGC: Infrastructure funding would hasten recovery of construction industry

Officials from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) say help from Congress is necessary to restore jobs, projects and confidence to an industry that has been greatly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Two-thirds of the 68 survey respondents from AGC-member firms in New York say investment in infrastructure by the federal government would provide […]

Aug 27, 2020

Sibley Square residential component now complete as Liberty Lofts open

Redevelopment of residential space in the former Sibley Building by Boston-based WinnCompanies is complete, as Liberty Lofts at Sibley Square were christened on Thursday morning. The 104 units, billed as workforce apartments, are located on floors two through five at the building that fills the 200 block of East Main Street. The apartments — four studio, […]

Aug 20, 2020

Real estate industry embraces virtual communication during pandemic

Certain COVID-related adjustments that the local real estate market has had to make over the past few months are likely to stick over the long-term, local experts say. “Many of the tools we had traditionally relied on aren’t available now,” says Mark Siwiec, associate real estate broker with Keller Williams Realty Greater Rochester. While open […]

Aug 5, 2020

New flex space in Farmington will feature latest safety measures

Jim Swetman had already been in front of the planning board, had secured the necessary approvals as well as a tax break, and was ready to sign the contract for construction of a new commercial real estate venture in Farmington. “We had the building all designed, we had everything ready to go and I had […]

Aug 5, 2020

Citizens Bank provides $22.4 million loan for PathStone senior housing project

Citizens Bank has provided a $22.4 million direct pay letter of credit to assist with the development of the senior living community adjacent to the former Medley Centre in Irondequoit. The funding serves as a credit enhancement for the issuance of tax-exempt bonds by SLM Apartments, LLC, whose sponsor is PathStone Development Corp. Set into […]

Aug 3, 2020

Barton & Loguidice, Passero on Zweig Group Hot List

Two local firms specializing in engineering, planning and architecture — and whose offices on the west side of downtown Rochester are all of two blocks apart — were named to the Zweig Group’s 2020 Hot Firms List. Barton & Loguidice ranked 71st on the list, which recognizes the 100 fastest-growing companies in architecture, engineering and construction in […]

Jul 20, 2020

City seeks developer for Bull’s Head revitalization project

After a decade in mothballs, the Bull’s Head neighborhood revitalization project is moving forward and the city of Rochester is seeking a master developer. The city has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), hoping interested parties apply for the development rights to the 12 acres on the city’s west side. Acquisition of property and environmental […]