CITY WELCOMES NEW HOUSING PROJECT
By Daily Record Staff
The Daily Record
January 21, 2011
Bret Garwood, director of Rochester’s Bureau of Housing & Business Development, on Thursday helped cut a ribbon to celebrate the launch of Capron Street Lofts, a mixed-use residential and commercial condominium building at 1 Capron St. He was joined by City Council members Carolee A. Conklin and Dana K. Miller and developers Stephen Kiner and Patrick Duffon, partners of Riverview Lofts LLC.
The condos, targeted toward young, urban professionals and empty nesters, offer a big city feel without the cost, according to the developers. The formerly vacant, turn-of-the-century warehouse has been renovated into 19 new residential condominiums, in addition to a restaurant, a parking garage, a gated parking lot and a rooftop garden.
The condominiums feature exposed wood beams, 12-foot ceilings, exposed brick, balconies and “flex” space that can be used in several different ways. The interior is customized — the developer works with each buyer to create their ideal loft-style home.
The $4 million project received $1.1 million in Restore New York funds from Empire State Development Corporation.