Michael H. Ranzenhofer's posts related to Community Reinvestment

Ranzenhofer announces construction grant award for Richmond Memorial Library

New York State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced that Richmond Memorial Library will receive $3,500 in funding from the Public Library Construction Grant Program for a replacement window in the children’s room. 

“This grant will serve as a reinvestment in Richmond Memorial Library in the City of Batavia and will ultimately allow existing patrons and future generations to enjoy all the services the library has to offer,” said Senator Ranzenhofer.

The grant funds are from $14 million in capital funds for public library construction provided in the 2010 State Budget.  Grants can pay up to a maximum of fifty percent of total eligible project costs and libraries must provide funds to pay for the remaining costs of the project. 


Ranzenhofer announces construction grant awards for City, Town of Tonawanda public libraries

New York State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced that public libraries in the City and Town of Tonawanda will receive funding from the Public Library Construction Grant Program.

The City of Tonawanda Public Library will receive $15,278 for water and energy conservation for three restrooms, improvements to patron access areas with lighting upgrades and more efficient plumbing and electrical fixtures.  The Kenmore Branch of the Town of Tonawanda Public Library will receive $76,805 for a new children’s area, new public computer space with electrical upgrades and ADA access to public service at circulation and computer distribution points.


Ranzenhofer talks with Rochester leaders after community meeting

Rochester, N.Y. - State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer talks to Rochester Mayor Thomas Richards and University of Rochester President Joel Seligman after a meeting at the Rochester Business Alliance.  During the meeting, the Rochester Community Coalition presented it's 2013 Agenda to community leaders, including representatives of local governments, business, education, non-profit organizations and labor.

Ranzenhofer joins Rochester officials for College Town groundbreaking

Rochester, N.Y. - State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer joins University of Rochester officials, Mt. Hope community members, and other government leaders for the groundbreaking of College Town.

Located at the intersection of Mt. Hope and Elmwood avenues, College Town is a comprehensive plan to redevelop 14 acres owned by the University of Rochester to provide destination dining, shopping, and services in one city of Rochester setting. For more information about the project, click here.

Grand Opening Celebration for Willow Square

Clarence, NY - Senator Mike Ranzenhofer joins community leaders and local elected officials for Stephen Development's grand opening celebration for its latest project, Willow Square, on Main Street. 

Senate, Assembly Pass Bill to Spur Investment in Vacant, Abandoned Residential Properties

New program aimed at about 70 properties located in City of Batavia


Albany, NY – A bill (S.5196A/A.7570A) has passed the State Senate and State Assembly that would allow the City of Batavia to provide tax relief for residents willing to redevelop abandoned properties into owner-occupied single-family residences.


The new program would create a real incentive for residents to redevelop distressed properties since the high level of investment often required outpaces the value of the redeveloped home, keeping these types of properties vacant for many years.