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Commercial Builders

Information was provided by individual commercial builders that responded to an email survey. The survey contacted commercial builders with offices in Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans and Wayne counties. Ranked by total dollar volume of non-residential projects. 2016 Rank Company 1  ...

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LaBella to add company

One of the largest architectural and engineering firms in the area is acquiring another local business. LaBella Associates DPC said this week it is acquiring Gardner Plus Architects PLLC, effective Oct. 31. Financial terms were not disclosed. Leaders at LaBella ...

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Home sales drop 8% in third quarter

Area home sales decreased 8.1 percent in the third quarter compared with a year ago, the Greater Rochester Association of Realtors Inc. reported Thursday.

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Landmark Society identifies sites for revitalization

The Landmark Society of Western New York Inc. has released its 2016 Five to Revive, a list of historic sites it has identified as opportunities for targeted, strategic revitalization.

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COMIDA approves Dome Arena project for tax breaks

The developers of the Dome Arena in Henrietta received tax incentives totaling nearly $974,000 from the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency on Tuesday for a $12 million renovation and addition to the 100,000-square-foot building.

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Making living spaces comfortable and safe

Though you might not know what universal design is, you see it almost everywhere you go. It’s the metal bars on a bathroom wall. The low sink with leg room underneath. The elevator in a two-story building. The ramp leading ...

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Rochester to get grant for zombie homes

Rochester is in line to get a $350,000 grant to help the city deal with so-called zombie homes, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday.

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Project work begins: Apartments planned for former fairgrounds site

Construction has begun at Fairview at Town Center, a $23.5 million redevelopment on roughly 18 acres in Henrietta at the former site of the Monroe County fairgrounds. Work also is underway on the adjacent Dome Arena, a move town leaders ...

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Double-digit growth, but still that family feel

Salvatore LaBella and Sergio Esteban were born and raised thousands of miles apart, but their teamwork created a business that will long outlast them—and that’s just the way the longtime partners at LaBella Associates P.C. want it. LaBella grew up ...

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Taking flight

An early rendering of the revamped passenger security checkpoint.

A 2-inch binder holds the key to Rochester’s airport of the future. The pages within are filled with detailed plans, designs and well-researched ideas that would propel any airport well into the 21st century. The binder sits in the office ...

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RRH to create $26M center in Irondequoit

Aided by a $5 million Riedman Foundation gift, Rochester Regional Health is planning a $26 million ambulatory care center in Irondequoit.

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JCC to mark completion of $15M project

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester Inc. is slated to celebrate the completion of its $15 million renovation and expansion project Friday.

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RBTL proposes $85 million theater for Parcel 5

Rochester Broadway Theatre League Inc. announced Friday it has submitted a proposal to the city of Rochester to develop midtown’s Parcel 5 as a 3,000-seat performing arts center. The proposal involves a joint effort with LeChase Construction Services LLC and Labella Associates DPC.

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Pair to open Fairport inn

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Their big idea was generated through an interaction one-third of Americans largely have stopped having: neighbors talking to each other. A 2016 report by Oregon-based City Observatory states 30 percent of Americans spend significantly less time with their neighbors than ...

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Some local buildings have a touch of transparency

Long prized for its aesthetic appeal, glass as a building material requires careful consideration in its application to allow it to shine. There isn’t an architect who doesn’t like buildings with a lot of glass, says New York City-based design ...

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