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Demolition of Commercial Building on July 20th

Out with the old and in with the new- the City of Geneva is taking another step towards the revitalization of the North End neighborhoods with the demolition of a commercial building at 2 North Exchange Street on Sunday, July 20, 2014. Demolition will start on 2 N. Exchange St. on Sunday at 5:00 a.m. There will be one-lane traffic on Exchange St./N. Exchange St. and North St./E. North St., the block around that corner. Traffic is scheduled to resume back to normal within a few hours, and residual clean-up will continue through the week. The property is owned in partnership by the Geneva Industrial Development Agency and the Geneva Local Development Corporation. The North End Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Pre-Nomination Study, a program funded by the Brownfield Opportunities Act and commissioned by City Council, identified the corner of North and Exchange Streets as a key redevelopment area, with opportunities for a neighborhood commercial node to serve residents adjacent to this intersection. The North End BOA program began in 2012 in Geneva’s Office of Neighborhood Initiatives. With funding from the New York Department of State (NYSDOS), ONI and the City’s consulting team (Skeo Solutions, Investment Consulting Associates and Sustainable Strategies 2050) used a neighborhood-based area wide revitalization planning process which is oriented around the three priorities of supporting economic development, improving neighborhood quality of life, and enhancing access to open space and neighborhood connectivity. A draft of the framework document from the study can be found at http://visitgenevany.com/sites/default/files/temp/neighborhood/Geneva_Framework_FINAL_8x11_101513.pdf. For more information, please direct questions to Sage Gerling, Director of the Office of Neighborhood Initiatives, at 315-828-6585 or by email at sgerling@geneva.ny.us.

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