January 16, 2017
HORNELL, NY – Hornell Mayor Shawn Hogan revealed the details of the housing complex that will be built above Fucci Memorial Park at Monday night’s monthly common council meeting. The proposed complex will feature ten buildings with six units in each building. Each building will have a ranch style one bedroom, two story townhouses which will give 20 residences. A total of 60 rentable units are planned with each apartment having its own separate entrance and its own garage. Riedman Construction out of Rochester will undertake the project with Hogan having nothing but praise in the way they do business. “All they have requested on this project is sales tax exemption and pilot perks.”
The next step for Riedman will be to present the Hornell City codes office with the plans for final approval and then the planning board will submit a SEQR. If all goes on schedule construction will begin this spring with completion around the end of fall. Hogan assured the council members that there are no wetlands that will be torn up and proper storm water drainage is included.
Hogan continued, “We just did a city commissioned housing study and it was pretty straight forward that in order to attract the workforce needed with Alstoms new contract we need more quality housing. We currently have 12 Alstom families living in Geneseo, when they could be living here.” Hogan plans on continuing the push in our community for the need for quality housing and also the need to revitalize existing housing.
Hogan also said that the 25 new housing units at the old Lincoln School are nearing completion and are currently taking applications with the requirement being that you must be 55 or older. “This complex has all the amenities,” said Hogan, “A computer room, fitness center, and a socialization room. It is state of the art.”