Here are some of the funds approved to move this project along:
- Authorizes the purchase of Midtown by negotiation or condemnation.
- Establishes a $225,100 contract with Flaum Management Inc. of Rochester and R.K. Hite & Co. of Avon for relocation planning and advisory services.
-Requests a $25,000 appraisal contract with Bruckner, Tillett, Rossi, Cahill & Associates of Rochester.
-Authorizes an agreement with the Empire State Development Corporation for receipt and use of a $750,000 grant for master planning for the Midtown area.
- Requests a $3 million loan from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development and a $2 million Brownfield Economic Development Initiative grant to help with acquisition and relocation services.
Demolision of Midtown could take place as early as 2008. Also, in January of 2008 the city plans to hire a development consultant to assist with the development planning and environmental impact statement for the entire site. The consultant team's scope of work will include compiling public input on the project.