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SUNY college to transform former Kodak facility to solar center

SUNY’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering is setting up shop in a former Eastman Kodak Co. building in Greece, as part of a $100 million initiative that proponents say will attract solar energy companies to the area.

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Midtown Tower renovation to begin this year, Glazer says

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Renovation of Midtown Tower will begin late this year and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2014, developer Laurence Glazer said Tuesday. Acquisition of the 17-story tower is expected to close in July or August, he said.

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Vacant sites offer potential

As daunting as the redevelopment of Midtown Plaza seemed years ago, it pales in comparison with developing 90 or more acres of largely empty land on the west bank of the Genesee River.   The acreage, including the former home ...

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North Forest Office Space grows its holdings

A commercial development company based in Williamsville, Erie County, is adding to its Rochester-area holdings and using the local market as a model for development in other parts of the country.   North Forest Office Space is finishing construction of ...

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Natcore to expand, add jobs at Eastman Business Park

Natcore Technology Inc. will add 27 jobs at its research and development facility at the Eastman Business Park as part of a $914,000 expansion, officials announced Friday.

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Municipal Growth

Information was provided by local building department directors who responded to a Freedom of Information Law request. Local area includes Monroe and Ontario counties.

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City of Rochester/REDCO-Assisted Projects

Information was provided by the Rochester Department of Neighborhood and Business Development and Rochester Economic Development Corp.(REDCO). The list includes projects approved for and/or receiving financial assistance during 2012.

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Decades of architectural, personal histories dress up East Avenue

Millionaire’s row? Any decent-size U.S. city has one of those.   But an Avenue of Presidents? That name has been used to describe Rochester’s East Avenue.   Local historian Don Hall calls the avenue "one of the best-preserved gateway streets ...

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Luxury complex on river planned

Morgan Management LLC plans to buy a parcel of land along South Avenue behind Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and build a 100-unit luxury apartment complex overlooking the Genesee River.   The Perinton property management firm expects to close the deal within days, ...

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Revamping old sites exposes opportunities, adaptability

Laurence Glazer, CEO of Buckingham Properties LLC, has one word to describe how the Midtown Tower will look when it is completely renovated: spectacular.   The Rochester developer, in partnership with Robert Morgan of Morgan Management LLC in Perinton, has ...

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Newark-Wayne Community Hospital ED to get new name

Newark-Wayne Community Hospital plans to dub its renovated emergency department the Daniel Alexander M.D. Emergency Department, Rochester General Health System officials said Tuesday.

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$12M expansion to add some 75 jobs at site

Work has begun on a $12 million expansion at Finger Lakes Casino & Racetrack, with nearly 33,000 square feet being added for more video lottery terminals, a new restaurant and a bar-lounge.   It is the priciest upgrade yet for ...

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Aging population, demand for new sites inject optimism

After a few difficult years, area construction firms are looking to capitalize on projects in the health care sector. Though government regulations and economic challenges threaten robust growth, an aging population and demand for new structures breed optimism.   In ...

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Austere settings fade away in favor of inviting design

Local health care facilities are marching steadily away from the cold, ward-like environments of the past.   The buildings’ improved designs reflect changing patient and employee expectations, the growing presence of information technology in medical settings, and mounting pressure for ...

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