Upstate New York

Mayor Warren opens Promenade at Erie Harbor in Rochester

Rochester, NY Mayor Lovely Warren was joined by state officials to celebrate the official opening of the Promenade at Erie Harbor and to unveil details for the 2019 ROC the Riverway Weekend, which will be held October 4-6.

Legacy Development proposes Buffalo seven-townhouse project

Buffalo, NY According to Legacy Development, the firm has proposed an L-shaped masonry building at 8 St. Louis Pl. The project will need several zoning variances from the city to proceed. Wendel Architects is the project architect.

MacAffer of CBRE-Albany sells Niskayuna shopping center for $1.85 million; ACM Northfield CR, LLC sells 43,000 s/f to St. James Plaza, LLC

Niskayuna, NY CBRE-Albany completed the sale of 2341 Nott St. This is Phase 2 of St. James Square/Shop Rite Square, a two-story 43,000 s/f‚“L” shaped neighborhood shopping center comprised of retail and office space. John MacAffer of CBRE-Albany represented the

Metzger, Roloson & Winderl named to leadership team at LaBella Assocs.; Esteban, Healy take new roles as firm principals

strong>Rochester, NY According to LaBella Associates, the firm has welcomed a new leadership team, effective January 1, 2020: Steve Metzger has been appointed CEO; Jeff Roloson has been appointed president; and Mike Winderl has been appointed COO.

SWBR celebrates opening of 33,000 s/f Golisano Autism Center in Rochester

Rochester, NY Following two years of planning and construction, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to officially open the new Golisano Autism Center. The new 33,000 s/f building is named for Tom Golisano, philanthropist and

Briggs & Stratton opens new manufacturing facility; Retains 500, creates 52 new jobs in Mohawk Valley

Sherrill, NY Briggs & Stratton Corp. held a grand opening for its newest commercial products manufacturing facility in Oneida County. Due to the company’s commercial market growth, Briggs & Stratton needed a larger facility for

Philanthropist Golisano donates $7.5 million to Roberts Wesleyan College community center; New $13.5 million, 25,000 s/f project designed by SWBR

Rochester, NY Roberts Wesleyan College received a gift of $7.5 million from Paychex founder and philanthropist Tom Golisano to build a new Community Engagement Center. The 25,000 s/f two-story, center will serve as a

Dormitory Authority of the State of New York completes $16 million renovation of Tower Three at SUNY Buffalo State College

Buffalo, NY According to governor Andrew Cuomo, the $16 million project to renovate Tower Three at SUNY Buffalo State College has been completed. This project is part of $73 million in capital renovation projects the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York

Nelson of Troy Kitchen expanding to downtown Albany with 4,500 s/f food hall; Redburn Development is property owner

Albany, NY According to Cory Nelson, owner of Troy Kitchen, the company is expanding by opening a sister food hall at 55 Columbia, Albany Kitchen. The property owner is Redburn Development, who will be spending $700,000 to renovate and outfit the

Empire Construction nearing completion of Gates KFC with Davidson Architecture & Engineering

Gates, NY Empire Commercial Construction, a retail and small-project focused company, was awarded the contract for ground-up construction of a new Kentucky Fried Chicken. Empire teamed with Kansas-based Davidson Architecture & Engineering for