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Dinolfo Announces Job-Creating Projects Approved By Imagine Monroe

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announced that Imagine Monroe approved assistance for several local economic development projects. These projects are anticipated to retain 143 jobs and create 535.5 full-time jobs in Monroe County.

“This month alone, Imagine Monroe will help create and retain over 650 good paying jobs for Monroe County residents,” said Dinolfo. “We are especially proud to be working with one of the world’s fastest-growing IT companies, LiveTiles, who will invest millions in Monroe County and create hundreds of next-generation jobs along the way. Imagine Monroe will also help Fairport JRM and the University of Rochester establish a new specialized urgent care for children here, among other exciting job-creating projects. With more jobs and new growth springing up all over our community, there’s no doubt Monroe County is open for business!”

May 2018 Approved Projects:

Applicant:
LiveTiles, Corp.
61 Commercial Street, Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14614

LiveTiles, Corp. (LiveTiles), 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 workplace. LiveTiles provides platforms for companies to develop dashboards, employee portals and corporate intranet that can be further enhanced by artificial intelligence and analytical features. Over the next five years, the company expects to create 500 jobs in Monroe County. This request for the initial purchase to establish their office includes computers, network equipment, desks, chairs and appliances. Future requests are anticipated as the company grows. Live Tiles has been approved for a GreatRebate on the equipment purchase through the Monroe County Industrial Development Corporation and is seeking approval of the EquiPlus sales tax exemption.

Applicant:
Fairport JRM, LLC
1330 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Tonawanda, NY 14150

Project Location:
University of Rochester
1669 Pittsford-Victor road
Victor, NY 14564 (Town of Perinton)

Fairport JRM, LLC (JRM) proposes the construction of a facility in the Town of Perinton to be operated by the University of Rochester (U of R). The project will occupy 13,630 sq. ft. (67%) of the 20,300 sq. ft. building. The services provided by the U of R will include an urgent care outpatient center and lab facility. A pediatric practice will relocate to the facility and provide specialized urgent care for children. Additionally, the facility will be equipped to provide ambulance service for patients. JRM will provide the building shell, and U of R will complete all interior renovations. U of R has received a certificate of need from the NYS Department of Health for this project. The project is projected to create 14 new full-time jobs over the next three years. The applicant is seeking approval of LeasePlus property tax abatement, sales and mortgage recording tax exemption on the 67% leased to the U of R.

Applicant:
Seton Properties New York, LLC
1700 Boulter Industrial Parkway
Webster, NY 14580

Project Location:
Studco Building Systems US, LLC
1700 Boulter Industrial Parkway
Webster, NY 14580

Seton Properties New York, LLC (Seton) is a real estate holding company for affiliate Studco Building Systems US, LLC (Studco). Studco is a manufacturer of prefabricated framing systems and steel building products. In 2009, Studco constructed a 59,000 sq. ft. manufacturing plant in the Town of Webster and was approved for JobsPlus property tax abatement. Seton proposes the construction of a 56,000 sq. ft. expansion as well as furniture, fixtures, and equipment. Seton is seeking approval of JobsPlus property tax abatement, mortgage and sales tax exemption. Studco is seeking approval of sales tax exemption on $60,000 for furniture and fixtures.

Applicant:
Buckingham Properties LLC
259 Alexander Street
Rochester, NY 14607

Project Location:
SKYROC, LLC
90 S. Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607

Buckingham Properties LLC (Buckingham) proposes the renovation of a vacant 3,815 sq. ft. structure in the City of Rochester. This structure is a connector between Legacy Tower and Xerox Tower as well as an access point for the Midtown Garage. This redevelopment is in conjunction with the Midtown redevelopment. The project requires the installation of plumbing, drains and restrooms. The tenant, SKYROC, LLC (SKYROC) intends to create a hospitality and entertainment venue, open weekdays as well as Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons and evenings. SKYROC will provide Co-Work Space with free Wi-Fi Internet. The project is supported by the City of Rochester. The applicant is seeking approval of sales tax exemption on construction materials. SKYROC is seeking sales tax exemption on equipment, furniture and fixtures on $245,000 of purchases. The project projects to create three full-time jobs and 13 part-time jobs.

Applicant:
Van Hook Service Co., Inc.
76 Seneca Avenue
Rochester, NY 14621

Van Hook Service Co., Inc. (VH), founded in 1973 provides industrial, commercial and public sector refrigeration and air conditioning services. VH is proposing to purchase up to eight fleet vehicles, cargo vans equipped for technicians at work sites. VH currently employs 80 FTEs and expects to create four new full-time positions. VH has been approved for the GreatRate program through Monroe County Industrial Development Corporation and is seeking approval of the EquiPlus program.