1050 John Street LLC

1050 John Street LLC, a real estate holding company, will construct a 30,000 square foot facility on 3.9 acres in the Town of Henrietta.  The building will be the new Rochester office location for Viavi Solutions Inc. (Viavi). In October 2018, Viavi acquired RPC Photonics (RPC). Viavi produces high-performance thin film optical coatings. The RPC Division manufacturers optical components used for 3D sensing and other related applications.  Viavi has a growth opportunity with RPC’s proprietary solutions. The applicant received approval for the JobsPlus property tax abatement, and sales and mortgage recording tax exemptions on purchases of the construction of the new building.  The company will create 5 new Full-Time Employees over the next three years.

390 East CBM, LLC

390 East CBM LLC, (390 East) a real estate holding company, will redevelop the current East Ave Inn which was constructed in 1957, at the corner of East Ave. and Alexander Street.  The project will be to construct a 125 room Courtyard by Marriott on 2.47 acres of land in the City of Rochester. The project will include 2,000 sq. ft. of meeting rooms, a business center, a restaurant area, as well as other amenities.  Underground and surface parking areas will be available for approximately 160 cars. The project qualifies as it is in/contiguous to a distressed census tract. There is a PILOT on the property which will be terminated. The project will impact 18 FTEs and create an additional 18 FTEs.

Vargas Associates Inc.

Vargas Associates, Inc., a facilities project management company, is proposing an expansion at their current location on Humboldt St in the City of Rochester, leasing an additional 1,700 square feet. The company will renovate a total of 4,600 square feet to reconfigure work areas to allow for additional staff, create an open concept, upgrade lighting to LED fixtures, add a restroom, as well as, purchase furniture, fixtures and equipment. The $585,370 project will impact 13 full-time jobs and is projected to create four full-time jobs over the next three years.

M/E Properties Rochester, LLC

M/E Properties Rochester, LLC, a real estate holding company, proposes to purchase and renovate 300 Trolley Blvd. in the Town of Gates for M/E Engineering, P.C. (M/E). Founded in 1991, M/E is a mechanical/electrical consulting engineering firm. The firm has outgrown its leased space in the City of Rochester. The new 22,900 square foot location will allow the company to expand operations and create 11 full-time jobs over the next three years. Headquartered in Monroe County, M/E also operates in Buffalo, Albany and Syracuse with total employment of 200 people. The Rochester location employs approximately 85 people. The project cost is $3,100,000.

Home Leasing LLC

Home Leasing, LLC (Home Leasing) a developer, in collaboration with Episcopal Senior Life Communities (ESLC), proposes to develop a mixed-use project on 8.4 acres in the Town of Penfield. The project will provide a wide range of housing options for seniors from independent living to assisted living and memory care. Home Leasing’s participation will be the development and management of 113 affordable apartments for seniors with income at 50% to 60% Area Median Income. ESLC will provide supportive services for 40 of the units. The $30 million project will include ADA accessible units. Home Leasing expects to create 14 full-time jobs and eight part-time positions.

Butler/Till Media Services Inc

Butler/Till Media Services Inc. (B/T) is a full-service media planning and buying agency founded in 1998 by Sue Butler and Tracy Till. B/T relocated to Eagles Landing Business Park in the Town of Henrietta in 2010 and occupies over 22,000 square feet.

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550 East Main, LLC (550), a real estate holding company, will purchase and renovate 550 East Main St. in the City of Rochester for Envative, a custom software developer. Envative, founded 20 years ago, has outgrown their 3,000 sq. ft. space on University Ave.

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Rochester Precision Optics, LLC

Rochester Precision Optics (RPO) is a manufacturer of precision optical elements and imaging assemblies. Serving the Defense, Medical Device, Analytical Instrument, Consumer Electronics, Automotive and Industrial markets, RPO provides high-volume advanced imaging components, subsystems and systems to market leaders around the world.

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Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP

Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP, (Woods) is a law firm with a national client headquartered in Monroe County with additional offices in Buffalo and Phoenix, AZ. The firm employs 275 locally.

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SPS Medical Supply Corp.

SPS Medical Supply Corp. (SPS) is a manufacturer of biological indicators, chemical indicators and other products used to monitor sterilization of medical equipment.

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Innovative Solutions

Innovative Data Processing Solutions Ltd. (Innovative) is a technology company that provides information technology solutions to small and medium sized businesses.

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Bio Optronics

Bio-Optronics Inc. (Bio-Optronics) a healthcare IT software developer for clinical research, patient and staff scheduling programs

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Live Tiles

Live Tiles, Corp., (Live Tiles) a software company proposes to purchase equipment to establish an office in Monroe County. The Company develops transformative enterprise solutions and intelligent design, to reshape the way people interact with technology in the work.

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Love Beets

Love Beets Production LLC (Love Beets), a joint venture of LiDestri Foods and UK based G’s Fresh Ltd., are proposing to establish a 98,500 square foot specialty beet processing facility in the Town of Greece.

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Paychex, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Paychex, Inc. and Subsidiaries (Paychex), founded in 1971, is a provider of payroll, human resource, retirement, insurance, and employee benefits to businesses of all sizes throughout the US, Germany and Brazil. Headquartered in Monroe County, Paychex is proposing to expand operations in the Town of Henrietta.

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OFD Foods, LLC

OFD Foods, LLC (OFD), who is headquartered in Albany, Oregon, manufactures freeze dried products. OFD is proposing to construct a 42,000 square foot production facility in the Town of Henrietta to service their east coast and mid-west customers.

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Clearwater Organic Farms, LLC

Ridgeway Properties I, LLC, a local developer, is seeking incentives for construction of a facility for Clearwater Organic Farms, LLC (Clearwater). Clearwater, a new company which has been supported by the State of New York and other local partners, will utilize cutting edge hydroponic technology to produce fresh, locally grown, year round organic baby leaf greens to supply markets throughout New York State.

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American Packaging Corporation

American Packaging Corporation (APC) is a flexible packaging converter that services the food, beverage, medical, personal care, agriculture and other specialty markets. APC currently has manufacturing plants in Wisconsin, Iowa and Rochester, and the Rochester plant serves as its headquarters.

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The CityGate project will include over 550,000 square feet of new construction development that includes a mix of retail, commercial, hospitality and residential uses in the City of Rochester. The $101 Million project is projected to create 255 new jobs and return a formerly County-owned property to the tax rolls, generating incremental tax revenue.

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LiDestri Food & Beverage

LiDestri Food & Beverage is the premier manufacturer of sauces, dips and salsas in the United States. After considering a facility in South Carolina, LiDestri undertook a $60 Million project to create a state of the art spirits and sauce plant in Monroe County. In 2013, LiDestri undertook another project to create their Innovation Center of Excellence to support their food, beverage and spirits businesses.

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Hammer Packaging Corp.

Hammer Packaging Corp., founded in Monroe County in 1912, is a commercial printer producing over 22 billion labels per year for some of the world’s most recognized brands including Chef Boyardee, SoBe water, Nestea, Soft Scrub, Wegmans and Del Monte. Hammer undertook a $715,000 expansion to house a new nine color Variable Sleeve Offset Press. That will enable Hammer to meet current customer demand as well as grow this segment of their business.

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North American Breweries

The Genesee Brewery, based in Rochester, New York, is one of the largest and oldest continually operating breweries in the United States and is part of North American Breweries. Once a century-old packaging center, The Genesee Brew House has transformed the 9,200 square-foot space into a beer destination for upstate New York and beyond. The first floor of the Brew House features interactive exhibits, multi-media content, a gift shop and a pilot brewery complete with a tasting bar. Upstairs, there is a pub-style restaurant with a 41-foot bar (hand-crafted out of old, wooden Genesee brewing tanks), outdoor terrace seating and a rooftop patio.

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BVR Construction Company Inc.

In 2012, BVR Construction Company Inc., a contractor specializing in heavy steel work, dam & waterway construction, concrete repair & construction, pre-cast concrete construction, shotcrete repair, heavy machinery work and specialty & stone masonry, undertook a $1.3 million building project in the Town of Chili, to house its growing business.

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Bryant & Stratton College

Bryant & Stratton College, a career college that provides outcome based education and training through a flexible, contemporary curriculum is anticipating a 70% increase in students over the next five to ten years, and the new $7.5 Million campus will provide adequate space for the increased enrollment.

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Reflexite Corporation

Reflexite Corporation, a global supplier of microstructured optics components for the lighting, solar power, instrumentation and display industries, undertook a $4 Million manufacturing expansion after considering Germany and Savannah Georgia.

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G-S Plastic Optics

G-S Plastic Optics, a molder and fabricator of precision polymer optical components, founded in 1916, undertook a $2,450,000 extensive renovation or their 130 year old headquarters building to create additional manufacturing space and improve efficiency.

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The Legends at North Ponds

Developed in response to a growing need for moderately priced senior housing in the Town of Webster, The Legends at North Ponds offers 114 apartments. The historic property 1859 Hecker homestead was restored and converted to professional office space.

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Culver Road Armory

The Culver Road Armory, a 100,000 square foot World War I era armory, underwent a massive multi-million dollar renovation that combined modern design elements with the armory’s historic character and now houses a mix of professional office space, a restaurant and specialty retailers.

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Harris Corporation

Harris Corporation is an international communications and information technology company serving government, defense and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. After considering relocation to Florida, Harris undertook a $46 Million project to consolidate operations in an 84 acre campus in Monroe County, retaining 1,100 manufacturing and associated engineering and administrative.

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