Released: April 17, 2018 Monroe County Executive: Cheryl Dinolfo Download Press Release

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo today announced that Imagine Monroe approved assistance for two local economic development projects. These projects are anticipated to create and retain a total of 13 full time jobs and 15 part time jobs in Monroe County.

“This month alone, Imagine Monroe will help create and retain 28 good paying jobs for Monroe County residents,” said Dinolfo. “Imagine Monroe’s work is helping Gensteel renovate a 22,000 square foot vacant facility here, plus assisting Buckingham Properties with a new job-creating development project located in the City of Rochester. Now more than ever, Monroe County is open for business!”

April 2018 Approved Projects:

Buckingham Properties LLC
259 Alexander Street
Rochester, NY 14607

Project Location:
230-250 Alexander Street
Rochester, NY 14607

Buckingham Properties LLC (Buckingham) proposed the construction of a 20,000 sq. ft. facility which will house Central Rock Gym (CRG), in the City of Rochester at Alex Park, the site of the former Genesee Hospital. CRG will create an indoor rock climbing, fitness and yoga facility to include a 45ft tall area with top rope, lead and speed climbing. The rope area will be able to host 150 climbers at one time. There will be over 300 linear feet of boulder climbing walls. The facility will service individuals with experience at all levels. The project is supported by the City of Rochester. The applicant is seeking approval for JobsPlus property tax abatement as well as mortgage and sales tax exemption. CRG is requesting approval of sales tax exemption on $550,000 of investment. The project will create eight full-time jobs and 15 part-time jobs.

Gensteel Industrial Complex, LLC
135 Corporate Woods, Suite 300
Rochester, NY 14623

Project Location:
1462 Lyell Avenue
Rochester, NY 14606

Gensteel Industrial Complex, LLC, (Gensteel) a real estate holding company proposed to renovate a vacant 22,000 sq. ft. industrial building and associated storage yard on 3.67 acres in the City of Rochester. Upstate Site & Pipe, Inc., a site contractor, will be the initial tenant, occupying 20% of the building and the entire storage yard. Gensteel is seeking approval for JobsPlus property tax abatement as well as mortgage and sales tax exemption. The tenant is seeking approval of a sales tax exemption on $200,000 for leasehold improvements and non-manufacturing equipment. In addition to the four jobs retained, the project will create one full-time job.