Press Release

Gillibrand Announces Senate Passage Of $350,000 For Rochester Revitalization Project

Sep 17, 2009

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the Senate passed the
Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill,
which included $350,000 to help revitalize the old Midtown Plaza in
downtown Rochester. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of
the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this
year’s spending bill.

is great news for Rochester,” Senator Gillibrand said. “These federal
dollars will help create jobs and help turn the economy around for the
long term by bringing new life, new energy and new businesses to the
old Midtown Plaza area. I will continue working hard to ensure New York
gets its fair share from the federal government.”

The City
of Rochester will use the $350,000 federal investment toward a
public-private partnership to redevelop the old Midtown Plaza into a
mixed-use urban space. The project is expected to create or retain over
1,500 jobs and leverage over $200 million in new investment.

Senate passage, the bill will now proceed to the House-Senate
Conference Committee, then voted on in both chambers and sent to the
President to become law.