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Developer hopes to breathe life into historic structure

Syracuse developer Douglas Sutherland has been driving by the historic landmark building on South Washington Street for three years. Sutherland noticed the vacant building looked a little worse for wear each time he visited. That was a shame for a ...

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Housing grants awarded to Monroe County

The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York is awarding $1.5 million to fund seven Monroe County projects: • $1.5 million to Isla Housing and Development Corporation to help rehabilitate 114 units of affordable housing at the Harris Park Apartments ...

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Progress made on CityGate plan

With an end to a political stalemate that jeopardized the construction of a Costco store as part of the massive CityGate development project, developer Anthony Costello predicts work to clear the site will begin soon in order to meet the ...

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Webster developer seeks tax breaks

The developer of a major senior-housing project in the town of Webster is seeking incentives from Monroe County, but the town is holding firm on its portion of the tax pie. Work on the $24.3 million Royal Highlands luxury senior ...

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Program for first-time homebuyers

Rochester real estate agent Mark Siwiec will host a first-time homebuyers seminar and cocktail party. The seminar will feature Karen Haberer, a mortgage expert from Premium Home Mortgage, and Mark Gunther, a real estate attorney, who will focus on varying ...

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Developers want Exxon Mobil to clean site

Rochester real estate developers are trying to get Exxon Mobil Corp. to clean up a city site where its predecessor once operated an oil refinery. Their previously denied request for summary judgment has been partially granted by the Appellate Division, ...

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City transfers title to Tower at Midtown

The Midtown Tower name is no more, but The Tower at Midtown is on its way. The city has transferred title to the former Midtown Tower to Midtown Tower LLC, a partnership of Buckingham Properties and Morgan Management, said Mayor ...

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Council approves Vick Park A renovation

Mark Siwiec, a Rochester real estate agent, was approved by Rochester City Council on Dec. 17 for a $115,000 grant and $285,000 low-interest loan to renovate 45 Vick Park A. The money will be used to transform the building from ...

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Realtors present awards

Anthony J. Costello, chairman and chief executive officer of The Costello Group, was honored earlier this month when the Rochester Area Chapter of the New York State Commercial Association of Realtors hosted its 13th annual President’s Dinner and Awards Banquet ...

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Democrats propose LLC reforms

Democrats in the Monroe County Legislature have proposed a series of reforms designed to increase oversight to local development corporations. The measures were to be brought up during a full Legislature meeting scheduled Tuesday. The reforms include: legislative consent before ...

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City business, housing official accepts state job

Bret Garwood, the city’s director of business and housing development, has accepted a position as senior vice president, multi-family housing, at the state Department of Homes and Community Renewal. Garwood, who announced his resignation last week, will continue working with ...

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