New housing opens at Sibley Square in downtown Rochester

Community leaders, executives and developers were on hand to unveil Landmark at Sibley Square. (WHAM photo)

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - The historic Sibley department store in downtown Rochester completed its transformation Tuesday afternoon.

Community leaders, executives and developers were on hand to unveil Landmark at Sibley Square. The overhauled space features 72 affordable housing units for senior citizens, all of which share a game room, fitness center, lounge, kitchen and laundry services.

The $28 million project to overhaul the Sibley building was part of the NYS Homes and Community Renewal. Funding through loans and tax credits was provided by the Community Renewal agency, as well as federal and state tax credits for historic and low-income housing equity, the City of Rochester and the Community Preservation Corporation.

"The continued revitalization of the Sibley building will breathe new life into downtown Rochester and provide much-needed affordable housing for New Yorkers 55 and older who want to take advantage of all that downtown living has to offer," Governor Cuomo said.

Residents will also have access to Lifespan's Senior Center, the Rochester Childfirst Network childcare center, Eastman Dental, an urban market, and all other retail located within Sibley Square, including Citizens Bank.

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