How to do an Engine House Make-over?
Written by Dan Fischer on November 28, 2017
The Batavia City Council seems typically split, again.
This time the issue is over how to re-develop the Old Engine House on Main Street.
A Byron based developer, Thompson Builds, wants to turn the building into commercial and residential space.
The building was originally a fire station, later a restaurant and most recently owned and used by county government.
Council President Gene Jankowski says there is an opportunity for the county, city and a private developer to cooperate:
Some council members opposed the project, others had more questions. In the end they agreed on holding a public hearing into an application for a one-million dollar state development grant. That hearing set for December 5th