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State Money For Local Affordable Housing Projects

Dec 29, 2014

Artist's rendering for WedgePoint
Credit pathstone.org

A Rochester project is among several dividing more than $16 million in state funding for affordable housing projects.

Governor Cuomo says nearly $4 million has been allocated for the WedgePoint Apartments, which is being constructed by Pathstone Development. It's located at South Clinton and South Avenues, at the site of the former Downtown Motor Lodge.

That space in the South Wedge neighborhood has been has been vacant more more than ten years. There is some local investment in the project as well, which will cost about $15.4 million to build.

It's expected construction will start in the spring.

The state program is also helping fund an affordable housing project in Batavia. The Big Tree Glen project is being developed by Conifer and United Memorial Medical Center.