BOCES Students Finish Preston Avenue Hornell House

January 9, 2022

HORNELL, NY – Look at the amazing job that BOCES students have done, with the most recent house they’ve finished on Preston Avenue.

From Deputy Mayor Jessica Cleveland:

The 11th brand-new home, constructed with a partnership between the City of Hornell and GST BOCES, has been completed and was reviewed by the Board of Public Works at their December meeting. The home is located on Preston Avenue, the site of a devastating fire in 2019 that resulted in the loss of five homes.

“With the cost of materials, this house is unfortunately our most expensive. The great thing about this partnership is there is no labor cost. While students gain experience and knowledge, a new home goes into a neighborhood. It’s a win-win for everyone,” stated Superintendent Mitchell Cornish.

This 1568 square foot, single story, 3-bedroom house sits on a completed, but unfinished basement. The home was designed by Assistant Public Works Superintendent Ashley Brown who notes, “this home features two full bathrooms, a two-car garage, new appliances, as well as on-demand hot water, forced air heating and cooling, and a very large yard which includes a patio with a modern design concept.”

Bids for the home will start at $202,000 and can be obtained through the City Clerk’s office. The bid period opens on January 8, 2023 and will close on February 13, 2023, where sealed bids will be read aloud at 2:00pm. A public open house will occur January 11, 2023 from 2:30-4pm. Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Public Works department at 607-324-7421.

“In the aftermath of the 2019 fire, it was hard to imagine that we would be here three short years later with this beautiful home ready to breathe new life into this neighborhood that was scarred by the events of the fire. We are really excited about this home, future of the neighborhood, and appreciative of all the hard work that went into it,” stated Mayor John Buckley.