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Grant could fund $1M Labelon cleanup in Canandaigua

Grant could fund $1M Labelon cleanup in Canandaigua Photo: Messenger Post.

October 11, 2017 08:22 AM

CANANDAIGUA — Cleanup of the former Labelon building at 10 Chapin St. could receive state funding, if a recently submitted Restore NY grant application is approved.

On Oct. 5, City Council members moved ahead with a request for grant funding from the Restore NY Communities Initiative, administered by the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC).

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If approved, the $1 million grant would fund the majority of the hazardous materials and environmental remediation at the former Labelon building, which is now listed as vacant, abandoned and condemned.

Private developer Canandaigua Crossroads LLC, under the umbrella of DHD Ventures, would kick in another 10 percent of the total cleanup cost.

The North Carolina-based developer has plans to spend an estimated $10 million to redevelop the property into a mixed use building, with ground floor commercial use and residential units on the upper floors.

The parcel covers 1.75 acres with an 82,444-square-foot, four-story masonry brick building and parking area. Canandaigua Crossroads LLC would construct “52 high-quality residential units” attracting people “desiring a vibrant urban lifestyle minutes away from lakeside recreation,” according to Restore NY paperwork filed by City Manager John Goodwin.

The project is consistent with the city’s Comprehensive Plan, and was identified in the city’s Strategic Economic Development Plan as being vital to the success of downtown and the city’s overall economic development.

City Council members agreed unanimously, by resolution, that the project will be an “effective and efficient use of public resources,” and will ultimately “attract, create and sustain employment opportunities in the city.”

A public hearing for residents to weigh in on the grant application will be held at 7 p.m. on Nov. 2 during a regularly scheduled City Council meeting at City Hall, 2 N. Main St.

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Melody Burri, Messenger Post

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