Region 9 - Finger Lakes
The City of Batavia will complete a Nomination for an approximately 250-acre area characterized with an estimated 59 potential brownfield sites located within the Batavia Central Corridor. The primary community revitalization objectives include: cleaning-up and redeveloping underutilized, vacant and brownfield properties with appropriate uses; stabilizing existing neighborhoods; and continuing the revitalization of the downtown business district.
The City of Geneva will complete a Pre-Nomination Study for an approximately 280- acre area characterized with at least six potential brownfield sites that are located in the City's economically distressed North End. The primary revitalization objectives include: cleaning-up and redeveloping brownfields and other vacant sites with commercial and industrial businesses that are appropriate for and will benefit the North End community; and evaluating existing structures to determine which can be rehabilitated and reused.
The City of Rochester will complete a Nomination for the Genesee River Corridor, an area of approximately 58 acres characterized by 26 potential brownfield sites located in City Planning Sector 4. The area borders the western bank of the Genesee River and includes an underprivileged minority community located adjacent to historic and vibrant neighborhoods within the City of Rochester. Investment in strategic sites, together with improved recreational access to the Genesee River waterfront and associated trailways within the study area, is expected to serve as catalysts to improve public safety and drive economic development. This project will help mitigate the stigma now affecting the blighted neighborhood.
The City of Rochester will complete a Nomination for the Lyell-Lake-State Street area, which is a 394-acre area with approximately 270 potential brownfield sites. These sites are located in the Browns Square, Edgerton, JOSANA, Lyell-Otis and People of Dutchtown neighborhoods in Rochester. The primary community revitalization objectives include: redeveloping strategic sites that have the most potential to positively impact real estate values, economic development, the local job market and overall quality of life.
The Town of Penfield, in partnership with the Town of Irondequoit, will complete a Nomination for a 108 acre area characterized with several dozen potential brownfield sites that are located in LaSalle's Landing at the southern base of Irondequoit Bay. This project will enable the communities of Penfield and Irondequoit to restore these properties so they achieve their full potential for economic development and recreational purposes.
The Village of Holley will complete a Pre-Nomination for an approximately 749-acre area characterized with at least 15 potential brownfield sites that are located within the Village and near the Erie Canal.
The Village of Macedon will complete a Nomination for an approximately 206-acre area characterized with 42
potential brownfield and vacant sites. These sites are located within the Village core and include lands around the
Erie Canal, Ganargua Creek, and the Main Street business district. The primary revitalization objectives include: increasing the tax base by redeveloping brownfield and vacant sites for mixed use development and business expansion; and revitalizing the Village's business district for commerce and to increase tourism.
The Monroe County Department of Environmental Services will complete a Pre-Nomination Study for Renaissance Square, which is located in downtown Rochester and is approximately three acres in size. The area is characterized with 15 potential brownfield sites. The County's objective is to revitalize the area through three catalytic projects: a new transportation facility, a downtown community college campus, and a performing arts center. The County will also complete Pre-nomination Studies for Airport/Buell Road area in the Town of Gates which is approximately 96 acres in size and for an area located in the eastern portion of the City of Rochester where there is a concentration of potential brownfield sites.
The Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council will complete a Pre-Nomination Study for an approximate 10 to 30 acre area characterized with at least seven potential brownfield sites that are located at 90 Washington Boulevard in the Village of Perry. The primary community revitalization objectives to be achieved by this project include: establishing a community vision for redevelopment; assembling accurate data and information about the area; and establishing and a process that will spur redevelopment.
The Genesee Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council will complete a Pre-Nomination Study that identifies and
provides an assessment of areas throughout the nine county Genesee Finger Lakes Region that are affected by
concentrations of brownfields and economic distress. The Pre-Nomination Study will be conducted in partnership
with municipalities within the region and will assess and profile existing conditions, identify opportunities for
brownfield reuse and economic development, and establish priorities for revitalization.
Group 14621 Community Association will complete a Nomination for a 757-acre site located north of the Central Business District in the City of Rochester. The area is characterized by 82 sites that are known or potential brownfields and vacant sites located near the Genesee River and along industrial and commercial corridors. The primary community objectives are to: redevelop strategic brownfield and vacant sites to revive the industrial and commercial corridors; increase tax revenues and employment; and improve residential neighborhoods.