Press Release

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Senate Approval of $13.6 Million in Military Construction Funding for New Army Reserve Center in Rochester

Nov 18, 2009

Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that
the Senate has approved the Fiscal Year 2010 Military Construction and
Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill, which includes $13.6 million to
construct an Army Reserve Center in Rochester.

that the bill has been approved by the full Senate, it will go into
conference with the House version before going back to the Senate and
House and on to the President.

establishment of an Army Reserve Center in Rochester will be a critical
new resource for homeland security and New York’s emergency
preparedness, and I am pleased to see this important funding has moved
one step closer to fruition,” Schumer said. “This new facility will
provide the men and women of the Army Reserve with a central location
for mobilization of guard and reserve forces that have been at the
frontline in our nation’s defense.”

critical federal dollars will help to upgrade our military facilities
while creating good-paying jobs right here in New York,” said Senator
Gillibrand.  “Creating jobs in New York is my number one priority. 
This funding will strengthen our economic recovery efforts and ensure
our men and women in uniform have the very best facilities and
opportunities.  They and their families have sacrificed for all of us
and owe them for their incredible service.”

funds will be used to construct an Army Reserve Center (ARC) in
Rochester, which will include administrative and organizational
buildings designed to house headquarters, arms rooms and
logistics/supply rooms. When these facilities are completed, units will
have modern and revitalized facilities from which to support their
missions.  The buildings will be of permanent construction with
reinforced concrete foundations, concrete floor slabs, structural steel
frames, masonry veneer walls, standing seam metal roof, Heating,
Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, mechanical systems,
security systems, and electrical systems. Supporting facilities include
land clearing, paving, fencing, general site improvements, and
extension of utilities to serve project. Accessibility for the disabled
will be provided.