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Sep 17, 2015

Photonics institute slated for three locations

The new national Integrated Photonics Institute in Rochester will have a home in three locations, as part of a compromise between various business leaders who were dived on its placement. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Thursday the headquarters and technology accelerator for the $600 will go in the Legacy Tower, former home of Bausch & […]

Sep 9, 2015

Sibley building to house high-tech start-ups

A historic department store in downtown Rochester will soon house high-tech business start-ups as part of an effort to revitalize the area’s economy. State officials announced Wednesday the start of the $24 million project at the Sibley building. The sixth floor of the former department store will house offices, conference rooms and laboratories space for […]

Jul 31, 2014

City marks anniversary of Pittman water fountain

City officials celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Miss Jane Pittman Public Drinking Fountain at a public ceremony Wednesday at the Sibley Building. Midge Thomas, wife of the late Dr. Freddie Thomas, came up with the idea to donate a public drinking fountain after her experience in downtown in 1987. She needed a drink in […]

Jul 25, 2013

RPD’s downtown office opens at Sibley Building

Officials gathered Thursday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new downtown Rochester Police Department office, which is in the Sibley Building off North Clinton Avenue. The City Council earlier in the year approved the $1 million construction costs for the facility, which will house 39 permanently assigned officers. Walk-in office hours are 9:30 a.m. to […]

Feb 13, 2013

What’s next for MCC’s campus move?

Monroe Community College has been looking to move from its “temporary” downtown home at the Sibley Building for 20 years, and three years since a search was renewed in earnest. Now, assuming no major snags in negotiations and funding, the Damon City College campus will be open for business on State Street by the spring […]

Feb 11, 2013

Sibley owner calls for vote delay

The Monroe County Legislature may vote Feb. 12 on the $3 million purchase of Eastman Kodak Co. property on State Street, but the owner of the college’s home is calling for a time-out. Gilbert Winn, a principal in the company that owns the Sibley Building, has proposed a plan that would keep the college there […]

Feb 11, 2013

Decision time nears for MCC, Sibley

Can there be life for the Sibley Building after Monroe Community College? Yes, say Mayor Thomas S. Richards and Gilbert Winn, managing principal of the Massachusetts-based Winn-Companies that owns the building. But Winn is clinging to a puncher’s chance that the merits of his $57 million proposal will convince taxpayers and legislators that it’s cheaper […]

Feb 7, 2013

Developer makes plea for use of Sibley site

One of the first orders of business for developer Gilbert Winn was redoing a five-story staircase used by Monroe Community College students that was “in shambles.” Renovating the 12-story Sibley Building will continue as the historic structure’s new owner attempts to create a new urban center consisting of not only commercial and retail space, but […]

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