Finger Lakes Region Awarded $96.2 Million for 76 Projects

 

SENATOR ROBACH ANNOUNCES LOCAL JOB CREATION PROJECTS

TO RECEIVE STATE FUNDING

Area Projects Among Winners of Regional Economic Development Council Awards

 

            Senator Robach today announced that 20 job creation projects in the 56th Senate District will receive critically important state funds through the second round of Regional Economic Development Council awards.

 

            “This is tremendous news because these projects will strengthen our economy and help create and retain jobs,” Senator Robach said.  “Our community leaders serving on the regional economic development council have worked hard to put together an economic development strategy that takes advantage of the tremendous resources, skills and talent in our area. I applaud Governor Cuomo and Lieutenant Governor Duffy for this successful initiative that is spurring job growth and building a stronger economy for the future.”

 

            Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said, "For the second year in a row, the Regional Councils have been on the forefront of rebuilding New York State's economy. For too many years, top-down economic development policies have failed communities across the state and not truly invested in the unique resources and strengths of each of New York's regions. Now a new, bottom-up approach is in place that brings local communities together to chart their own economic destiny. The second round of Regional Economic Development Council awards will deliver funding for critical projects and investments in communities across our state, helping put New Yorkers back to work and rebuilding our economy."

 

            The following job creation projects in the 56th Senate District will receive funding from the second round of the Regional Economic Development Council program:

Monroe

The Corn Hill Waterfront Navigation Foundation

Canalway Information Ticketing Center

The Corn Hill Foundation will establish a Canalway Regional Information Center on the River Walk at Corn Hill Landing.

$93,081

Monroe

College Town Rochester LLC

College Town Development Project

College Town Rochester LLC will complete College Town, a mixed-use development located adjacent to the University of Rochester campus.

$4,000,000

Monroe

South Wedge Planning Committee, Inc.

Goodwill to Work

South Wedge Planning Committee, Inc. will renovate a building in the City of Rochester. The funds will be used to renovate the interior of the building while also including streetscape enhancements.

$158,506

Monroe

Rochester City School District, Office of Adult and Career Education Services

Health Careers Worker Training Program

Rochester City School District Office of Adult and Career Education Services will train 50 unemployed workers as Certified Nursing Assistants.

$94,250

Monroe

University of Rochester

Health Sciences Center for Computational Innovation HSCCI

The University of Rochester will partner with IBM to purchase high-speed computing equipment and create one of the most powerful, energy-efficient high performance computing facilities in the world.

$5,000,000

Monroe

DHD Ventures LLC

Hilton Garden Inn

DHD Ventures LLC will convert two historic downtown Rochester buildings into a Hilton Garden Inn.

$250,000

Monroe

Geva Theatre Center

Historic Arsenal Renovation and Center Campaign for Geva

Geva Theatre Center will create schematic plans for improvements to the former NY State Naval Arsenal and Rochester Convention Hall.  The project will include interior renovations to all floors and will complete the first phase of the HVAC system replacement.  Future plans include transforming the Geva café and bar into a full service restaurant that showcases the rich agriculture and wine of the Finger Lakes region; upgrading the backstage areas; and building suites for meetings and events.

$250,000

Monroe

Little Theatre Renovation

Little Theatre Capital Improvements

Little Theatre Film Society Inc. will purchase digitization equipment upgrades for the theatre.

$180,000

Monroe

South Wedge Planning Committee, Inc.

Low Vision Center Renovations

South Wedge Planning Committee, Inc. will renovate an office building in the City of Rochester. The award will be used to renovate the Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired offices.

$200,000

Monroe

NOHMs Technologies Inc

Manufacturing Development of Commercial Lithium Ion Battery Pouch Cells

NOHMs Technologies, Inc will expand a manufacturing line for lithium battery technology at the Eastman Tech Park in Rochester. This project will produce electrochemical battery materials and assembled battery pouches.  NOHMs Technologies will invest $4.3 million and create 104 jobs.

$2,000,000

Monroe

City of Rochester

Midtown Tower

The City of Rochester will undertake the adaptive reuse of the Midtown Tower in Downtown Rochester into a focal point of commercial/retail, office and residential space.

$4,000,000

Monroe

Graphene Devices Ltd

New Facility in Eastman Business Park

Graphene Devices Ltd. will  construct a production facility at Eastman Business Park for the production of high technology materials. These materials will be used in the production of energy storage devices such as capacitors and ultra-capacitors.  The company will $1.9 million and create 50 jobs.

$400,000

Monroe

Advantage Metalwork Finishing LLC

Purchase of Machinery and Equipment

Advantage Metalwork Finishing LLC will purchase machinery and equipment for its manufacturing facility in Rochester.  Advantage Metalwork Finishing LLC was awarded Excelsior tax credits and will invest $1.9 million and will create 90 jobs.

$900,000

Monroe

Heritage Christian Services, Inc.

South Winton Road Project

Heritage Christian Services, Inc. will construct a long-term supportive living facility for six developmentally disabled adults on a portion of the property at 1200 South Winton Road in the Town of Brighton.

$200,000

Monroe

City of Rochester

Study for Improved Public Access - High Falls District and Genesee River Gorge

The City of Rochester will examine public access improvements into and through the High Falls District and Genesee River Gorge.  Planned improvements include redeveloping waterfronts and a proposed privately-funded Garden Aerial project:  a new trail loop around the High Falls Gorge, utilizing the existing Pont de Renne pedestrian bridge and constructing a new pedestrian bridge over the Falls.

$80,000

Monroe

The Landmark Society of Western New York

The African American Landmarks Project

The African American Landmarks Project' is a new initiative of The Landmark Society of Western NY. The project will identify landmarks of significance in the rich African American history of Rochester. Cultural and historical sites will be identified and assisted in marketing, pursuing appropriate tax credit and other programs to spark preservation, reuse, and engagement with residents and visitors.

$50,000

Monroe

Geva Theatre Center

The Hornet's Nest

Geva Theatre will present their nationally recognized annual program, 'The Hornet's Nest'. Already noted as a model of public engagement in the theater field, the programs featured include: plays addressing contemporary issues that will resonate deeply in the region; free public engagement activities around community conversations on pertinent issues; and collaborations with many community organizations and those they serve to broaden experiences and participation in cultural activities.

$50,000

Monroe

Volunteers of America of Western New York, Inc.

VOA WNY Senior Apartments

Volunteers of America of Western New York, Inc. will construct an affordable apartment complex for seniors in the City of Rochester. The award will be used for construction as well as for the establishment of an adult day health center on the first floor.

$200,000

Monroe

PathStone Development Corporation

Woodward-Weld Rehab Project

PathStone Development Corporation will renovate two residential buildings in the City of Rochester. The award will be used to address issues of lead and asbestos remediation, energy efficiency as well as making repairs to extend the life of the properties.

$200,000

Monroe

YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County, Inc.

YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County

YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County, Inc. will rehabilitate the YWCA building in the city of Rochester. The award will be used to convert vacant office space into 14 new residential units.

$200,000