Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the start of construction of a $2.5 million mixed use redevelopment project in the City of Batavia. The Ellicott Place project, awarded $1.15 million through Batavia’s $10 million DRI and managed by Empire State Development, will improve a 48,899 square foot building by renovating 10,000 square feet of vacant first floor space for commercial use, and adding first floor interior parking, ten second floor 1-2-bedroom units, a new elevator, and façade upgrades. Once completed, this project will create approximately 30 jobs in the newly developed commercial space.
“For many New Yorkers, the economic recovery from the pandemic is tied directly to the availability of quality homes and jobs,” Governor Cuomo said. “This new mixed redevelopment project continues our commitment to investing in communities across the state, improving quality of life for residents and building back a better, stronger New York for all.”
“Batavia is on the rise with development projects underway and a renewed sense of energy and optimism,” Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul said. “The start of construction on Ellicott Place will serve as a gateway to downtown and create new jobs and opportunities. The Downtown Revitalization Initiative is transforming communities across the state, including Batavia, as we work to build back better and reimagine New York State for the post-pandemic future.”
Assemblyman Stephen Hawley said, “The continued revitalization of our community through dedicated donations and the hard work of community members shows just how strong Western New York is. I’m thrilled to see that redevelopment of Ellicott Place is well on its way to starting, and like many other members of the community, I eagerly anticipate seeing the fruits of the labor of this project.”