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Skyway bridge to come down

The Skyway pedestrian bridge connecting Midtown Plaza to the Sibley Centre over East Main Street will be disconnected at each end and lowered in pieces beginning at 9 p.m. Thursday, officials announced.

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Info Directions to build data center

Info Directions Inc. in Victor is investing more than $1.2 million to build a data center and will receive a $225,000 convertible loan from the Empire State Development Corp.'s Upstate Regional Blueprint Fund to help pay for new machinery and equipment, officials said Tuesday.

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Labella acquires N.C. firm

As part of a long-standing plan to expand geographically, LaBella Associates P.C. has made its first out-of-state acquisition, purchasing Pease Associates in North Carolina. LaBella considered a handful of states for expanding its footprint, including Virginia, Tennessee and Texas. Those ...

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Canandaigua VA to get $15 million biomass system

Under a $15 million contract, the Canandaigua VA Medical Center will be outfitted next year with the organization’s first biomass steam-generation system to produce heat and power.

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Trees, gardens to take root at abandoned homes, lots

The buildings are easy to spot: boarded windows and broken glass, trash strewn in weedy yards. Decrepit and derelict, they are the physical manifestations of an estimated loss of 100,000 people since Rochester’s population peaked in 1950. These abandoned homes ...

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Canandaigua VA to get $15 million biomass site

  Under a $15 million contract, the Canandaigua VA Medical Center will be outfitted with the VA’s first biomass steam-generation system to produce heat and power. The contract, between the Department of Veterans Affairs and Maryland-based Lockheed Martin Corp. and ...

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Director gets credit for downtown design

When he started his career in planning and zoning 37 years ago, Arthur Ientilucci was fresh out of college with a degree in political science. Growing up in the 1960s when public service was increasingly popular, Ientilucci’s goal was to ...

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Activity in the non-profit sector keeps construction crews busy

Activity at 750 W. Main St. is intense as construction crew members and supervisors are putting finishing touches on Bullshead Commons, a new housing community that will serve the needs of dozens of Rochester residents with mental illnesses. The $23 ...

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Area’s construction jobs down from last July

Rochester construction jobs fell 7 percent as government stimulus funds continued to be outpaced by weak demand for construction, a report from the Associated General Contractors of America shows.

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City, commission restart search to develop site

City-owned land on East Main Street-a key development site at the entrance to the theater district-remains a parking lot as the city of Rochester and its Cultural Center Commission restart their search for suitable development. After two and one-half years ...

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A new worldview

Rochester Institute of Technology is close to opening a $54 million project that will provide housing to more than 400 students and create space for retail and gathering areas. Global Village, on the southwest part of RIT’s campus, will include ...

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Public has big stake in project

A $16.5 million low-interest loan from the city of Rochester would represent a little more than half of the public money that would be used to finance Paetec Holding Corp.’s new headquarters at the Midtown Plaza site. In total, government ...

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COMIDA approves breaks for Armory redevelopment

The Rochester Armory on Culver Road will be refurbished and renovated at a cost of $14.4 million, with a second floor to be added in the main high bay structure, creating 100,000 square feet of rental space, officials said Tuesday.

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ESDC announces grant for Churchville

The village of Churchville has been awarded a state grant of up to $250,000 to transform an industrial brownfield area near Main Street, officials with the Empire State Development Corp. said Monday.

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