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House OKs $4.6 million in rail funding

Nearly $4.6 million in railroad-related funding for the Rochester area has been approved by the House of Representatives, with final passage by the Senate and President Barack Obama expected next week, Rep. Louise Slaughter announced Friday.

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Green buildings can mean savings for some–but not all

Gov. David Paterson recently signed into law the Green Building Construction Act, authorizing the Office of General Services to develop green building standards for New York by late 2010. The office will create a climate action plan, which will establish ...

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CEO cooks up East End digs

One of the Rochester area’s most prominent businessmen is moving downtown. Giovanni LiDestri, president and CEO of LiDestri Foods Inc. in Fairport, is reconstructing a former recording studio on East Avenue at the corner of Winthrop Street. John Baker of ...

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Committee OKs Midtown appropriations bill

An appropriations bill with $1.36 million in funding for the redevelopment of the Midtown Plaza site has been approved by a committee that combines Senate and House of Representatives bills, Sen. Charles Schumer announced Wednesday.

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Exhibit presents master plans for city neighborhood

An exhibit featuring master plans for a city neighborhood north of East Main Street near the Rochester Public Market opened Friday at the Rochester Regional Community Design Center.

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RIT puts Dubai campus expansion on hold

Rochester Institute of Technology’s plans to expand its Dubai campus are on hold as the country’s economic conditions have slowed business growth and brought enrollment down 20 percent from projections. Enrollment this year has fallen below estimates mainly because the ...

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Inn gets $2.5M upgrade, La Quinta rebranding

The Hampton Inn Rochester-South on East Henrietta Road is being rebranded as a La Quinta Inn & Suites, with $2.5 million in renovations scheduled to be completed this week. Upgrades include five two-room suites, a pool and spa, a fitness ...

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Midtown site contractor faces OSHA penalties

Cambria Contracting Inc., hired by the Empire State Development Corp. for asbestos abatement work at the Midtown Plaza site, is facing $484,000 in penalties for violating construction asbestos standards at a site in Buffalo.

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City makes push for new RBTL theater at Midtown Plaza site

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Rochester city officials are determined to keep Broadway shows in the city and prepared to partner with Rochester Broadway Theatre League to build a theater on the former site of Midtown Plaza.

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Jefferson Ave. project topic of public hearing

Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-Perinton, and Rochester Deputy Mayor Patricia Malgieri will lead a public hearing tonight on the $2.3 million Jefferson Avenue revitalization project.

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Real Estate Developers

Real Estate Developers, local area of Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans and Wayne counties; ranked by total local non-residential square footage

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B&L earns energy rating for headquarters

The Bausch & Lomb Inc. headquarters building earned an Energy Star rating for energy efficiency from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, company officials announced Tuesday.

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Summit opens branch in Brighton

Summit Federal Credit Union this week opened its branch in Brighton, an environmentally friendly, 2,500-square-foot building at 1660 Monroe Ave., company officials announced Tuesday.

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