After years of delays, work is expected to begin this week on the vacant steel structure situated on the northern side of Canandaigua Lake.
The current proposal to turn it into a hotel and conference center has been on the table for nearly a year.
The project was in front of the Ontario County Industrial Development Agency Monday, where the project was granted some tax breaks and other benefits.
Mayor Ellen Polimeni said work is now expected to start within days.
“Well, it’s just a great relief to know that we’re going to see work begin on this project,” said Polimeni. “It’s something that we’ve been waiting for a long time and I think it’s going to be a true asset to the community as it moves forward, because it’s going to provide a conference space, a hotel, and there will also be additional condominiums that will also be available for sale.”
Polimeni says the development is expected to bring jobs – both construction and hospitality – and make Canandaigua a “prime spot” for conferences.
“I think this is going to be a real asset for the city as we move forward,” said Polimeni.