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At Sibley Square, it’s all about innovation, education and incubation (access required)

As renovation continues at Sibley Square, innovation, education and incubation are driving the occupancy rate for office and retail space in the storied downtown structure. WinnCompanies, a family-owned real estate development and management firm based in Boston, is immersed in ...

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Birnbaum planning residential space for State Street property (access required)

Birnbaum Companies has purchased the four-story building at 125 State St. in downtown Rochester and plans to create moderately priced housing in what has been office space. While the creation of upscale apartments has been the rage in recent heart-of-the-city ...

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M&T Bank secures nearly $4 million in affordable housing grants (access required)

Grants totaling nearly $4 million secured by M&T Bank will support the construction or rehabilitation of 428 affordable housing units in the Rochester area. The grants for five projects were obtained by M&T through the Federal Home Loan Bank of ...

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Batavia firms receive economic development incentives (access required)

The Genesee County Economic Development Center has approved incentives for two projects expected to create or retain nearly 300 jobs in Batavia. Graham Corp. will invest $1.1 million for capital improvements to expand various properties at its Florence Avenue campus. ...

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Lawmakers seek to block Romulus incinerator again (access required)

A group of state legislators has introduced bills again to prevent construction of trash incinerators anywhere in the Finger Lakes Watershed, in an attempt to halt Circular energG’s proposed incinerator at the former Seneca Army Deport in Romulus. The legislators ...

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Azalea Village will provide affordable senior housing in Webster (access required)

Phase Two of the 96-unit Azalea Village has been completed in the Town of Webster and will provide housing to seniors 55 and older. The $21.6 million affordable housing community consists of two identical, two-story buildings. Apartments are available for ...

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Construction, trade groups say it’s time to revise Scaffold Law (access required)

The creation of the Arbor Creek Townhomes community in the Village of Webster, a Pride Mark Homes, Inc., undertaking, is well underway. The first two phases of townhomes in the 55-plus housing development sold out, and construction continues on soon-to-be-occupied ...

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MamaJuanaROC brings Dominican fusion flavor to Clifford Avenue (access required)

City officials helped celebrate the grand opening Tuesday of a new restaurant on Clifford Avenue. MamaJuanaROC Restaurant and Lounge, at 2260 Clifford Ave., features a Latin fusion menu, including plantain bowl appetizers, Dominican kabobs, sushi accompanied by Rochester-style ground meat ...

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Reuse of Colgate Divinity School campus taking shape (access required)

With an official closing on the sale of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School campus to developer Angelo Ingrassia expected by late spring, construction and adaptive reuse plans are underway for the hilltop site along South Goodman Street and Highland Avenue. ...

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