Construction begins on I-Square project
Posted at: 04/03/2013 1:03 PM
| Updated at: 04/03/2013 5:39 PM
By: Christine VanTimmeren | WHEC.com
A new shopping, eating and entertainment destination in Irondequoit is beginning to take shape. I-Square project developer Mike Nolan broke ground on Titus Avenue next to the House of Guitars. It's only a small hole, but that small hole means a whole lot to Nolan.
Mike Nolan, I-Square developer, said, “We already have a pretty good waiting list or pretty good interest list of people who would either like to start up or move their business into I-Square.”
But everyone wants to know who are these tenants?
Nolan said, “One really exciting place we have, a new coffee shop going into our building one. No chains yet, and we wouldn’t mind finishing I-Square without too many chains. We're really trying to stay localized business and small business owners.”
Developer Mike Nolan showed a rendering of what the area on Titus Avenue will look like once the project is complete. Seven buildings total, with some pretty cool features.
Things like gardens on the rooftops, a large meeting space, and an outdoor stage.
Current tenants like the Chinese restaurant and the laundry junction will move to building one once it's complete, with a target to move in next February.
Nolan said, “Next week, we'll get into the really good stuff where we start physically moving stuff around, that people will see really start to cut the road path and that will really be our moment.”
Nolan says starting this Monday, you will encounter a lot of congestion on Titus Avenue near Hudson Avenue because they will start digging up the road and sidewalks. So if you travel in that area be prepared for delays. It won't be torn up for long, only a couple days.. After that, all the construction will take place off the road.