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Dinolfo Announces Job-Creating Projects Approved By Imagine Monroe

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 create and retain a total of 178 full-time jobs in Monroe County.

“This month alone, Imagine Monroe will help create and retain 178 good paying, full-time jobs for Monroe County residents,” said Dinolfo. “Imagine Monroe’s work will help companies like Morgan Publisher Apartments secure more in-demand housing for our older adults, C&P Equities renovate a vacant manufacturing facility in the City of Rochester, and SWBR Architecture continue to grow jobs and expand their investment right here in Monroe County. These exciting projects, among others, are just the latest sign that Monroe County is very much open for business!”

March 2018 Approved Projects:
Sydor Instruments, LLC dba Sydor Technologies
291 Millstead Way
Rochester, NY 14624

Project Location:
78 Schuyler Baldwin Drive
Perinton, NY 14450

Sydor Instruments, LLC (Sydor), a photonics manufacturer, provides custom products for high-speed imaging and diagnostics. The company has partnered with the University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics and the Brookhaven National Lab in the commercialization of products. Sydor is proposing to purchase, renovate, and equip an existing 41,664 square foot facility in the Town of Perinton to facilitate future growth. The $1.5 million project will retain 20 full-time jobs and is projected to create 19 new full-time jobs over the next three years. The applicant is seeking approval of sales and mortgage tax exemptions only.

Morgan Publisher Apartments, LLC
1080 Pittsford – Victor Road
Pittsford, NY 14534

Project Location:
875 Publisher’s Parkway
Webster, NY 14580

Morgan Publisher Apartments, LLC (Publisher) is proposing the development of a 209-unit age restricted Community (55 & older) on 30.45 acres in the Town of Webster. The project will consist of one and two bedroom units, of which 135 will be townhomes with garages, a community center, and 55 separate garages. The project, which involves 40 buildings, is supported by the Town of Webster. Publisher is seeking sales and mortgage recording tax exemptions, as well as JobsPlus property tax abatement. This project will create 5.5 new full-time jobs.

C & P Equities LLC
225 Gibbs St.
Rochester, NY 14605

Project Location:
655 Driving Park Ave.
Rochester, NY 14613

C & P Equities LLC (C & P) propose the renovation of a vacant 100,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in the City of Rochester. The company will divide the building into smaller manufacturing and warehouse spaces for tenants. Renovations will include the installation of docks as well as security system and HVAC updates. Two tenants have been identified and are expected to create seven new full-time jobs over three years. The applicant is seeking approval of property tax abatement as well as mortgage and sales tax exemption.

1733 Ridge Rd. LLC
550 Latona Rd., Bldg E, Suite 501
Rochester, NY 14626

Project Location:
285 Medley Center Parkway
Rochester, NY 14622

1733 Ridge Rd. LLC (1733) is the owner of the former Irondequoit Mall, which is being redeveloped as SkyView on the Ridge (SkyView). The 1-million square foot facility will be repurposed in to flex office/warehouse space. This multi-phase project expects investment in excess of $100 million. This request, for Phase 1, proposes to renovate approximately 100,000 sq. ft. as well as a new roof and landscaping. The Town of Irondequoit and the East Irondequoit School District have approved resolutions in support of a custom PILOT agreement. The applicant is seeking approval of property tax abatement, sales and mortgage recording tax exemption. The projected job creation is ten full-time jobs.

SWBR Architecture, Engineering & Landscape PC
387 East Main St.
Rochester, NY 14604

SWBR Architecture, Engineering & Landscape PC (SWBR), established in 1969, offers services for architectural design, interior design, structural engineering and project management located in the City of Rochester. The company will lease an additional two floors of office space to facilitate collaboration and improve production workflow. SWBR will be investing $362,591 to upgrade equipment systems and furniture. The improvements will allow SWBR to remain in the center city location. SWBR currently employs 92 full-time jobs and expects to hire for another four full-time jobs within the next year. SWBR has been approved for the GreatRate program through Monroe County Industrial Development Corporation and is seeking approval of the EquiPlus program.