Home Leasing has completed the purchase of the corner building at East Main Street and North Clinton Avenue, which will be part of The Mayflower development (file photo by Kevin Oklobzija).
Dec 6, 2022

At last: DRI funding will restore Clinton & Main, other blighted downtown areas

Once a bustling center of commerce, the northwest corner of East Main Street and North Clinton Avenue for two decades or more has been a collection of blighted buildings begging for demolition or rebirth.

Dec 6, 2022

Area construction leaders foresee a busy 2023

Despite hints of an impending recession, record high interest rates and inflation, and continuing labor and supply challenges, the mood from Rochester’s leaders in the construction industry entering 2023 is very optimistic and their projected activity is busy, busy, busy.

Home Leasing's plan to redevelop four blighted buildings at or near the corner of East Main Street and North Clinton Avenue will receive $4 million in state funding through the Downtown Redevelopment Initiative
Dec 5, 2022

State approves redevelopment funding for ‘abomination’ at East Main & Clinton, 4 other projects

"Until Main and Clinton is vibrant again, Rochester won't be fully back," Hochul said. "You go by this and it just taunts people. It tells you there was once a place where people wanted to be, and we lost the luster. That symbol of urban decay has been crying out for a vision for a long time."

Dec 2, 2022

Trades council to launch recruiting ad campaign on social media

A 30-second spot tells viewer "Your future is in your hands" and encourages enrollment in one of 18 apprenticeship programs available through the RBCTC. The campaign is meant to educate and energize the local workforce, Grant Malone, RBCTC president said.

The $118 million renovation of Park Square Apartments by Conifer Realty, LLC and the state of New York has been completed
Nov 14, 2022

$118M renovation of Park Square by Conifer, state agencies is complete

The overhaul of the 335 units of affordable housing included replacing functionally obsolete water, sewer, and electrical systems while also creating greenspace.

Nov 2, 2022

AeroSafe Global ranks No. 1 on Chamber’s Top 100 list

AeroSafe Global earned the top spot on the 36th annual Greater Rochester Chamber Top 100 list of fast-growing, privately held businesses headquartered in the metro area and Finger Lakes region. The Gates-based firm, founded in 1995, is a provider of cold chain services and solutions for biopharma. AeroSafe Global ensures the safe delivery of temperature-sensitive […]

The city of Rochester has launched a roofing repair grant program for around 80 owner-occupants that meet income requirements
Oct 26, 2022

City to provide roof repair grants to 80 homeowners

Rochester home owner/occupants may be eligible to receive grants to repair or replace roofs.

Oct 21, 2022

Falcone Electric in Batavia sold to Vermont company

Falcone has been a wholesale and retail fixture in Batavia for 65 years, providing electrical supplies and lighting fixtures.

Oct 6, 2022

New NY law will crack down on MWBE fraud and abuse

New York has enacted stronger protections against fraud and abuse with regard to hiring requirements and contracts with Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE). Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a legislative package today that creates a framework for a fund to investigate and audit suspected fraudulent activities. The state also will create an MWBE registry, and […]

Oct 3, 2022

City will allot $14.5M in ARPA funding for workforce development

Nine organizations will use $14.5 million in federal funding allotted to Rochester to engage more than 3,000 residents in workforce development and entrepreneurship training.

Chili Community Center Library Fireplace
Sep 30, 2022

Library design and building ideas: A community dialogue

Today’s library offers more than just a place to store and lend books, it now serves as a marketplace of ideas offering varied ways to engage patrons.

Sep 29, 2022

Construction industry embraces new technologies for repurposing old structures

Builders and contractors have long been considered slow to adopt new technologies, but the construction industry in recent years has started to more widely adopt innovative technologies.