Million Dollars Going Towards Old Marion Rohr Building

March 26, 2018

ALBANY, NY – State Senator Tom O’Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano put out a statement today, listing the towns and cities that are getting Restore NY grants, and Hornell was one of them. $1,000,000 will be going to the redevelopment and demolition of the vacant former Marion Rohr building into a state of the art multi-family loft style apartment building, supporting the demand for housing in the area. The movement to get more market rate apartments is a direct result of the Alstom-Amtrak contract.

“I’m delighted that this grant money is going towards such a worthy project,” Mayor Buckley told WLEA News.

In a joint statement, O’Mara and Palmesano said, “Restore-NY continues to be a critical building block to assist the restoration and revitalization of quality communities throughout the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions and statewide. These significant state investments have proven to be a valuable tool and have encouraged local economic development, local job creation and enhanced community pride.”