Published May 15, 2009, By Peter Iglinski of WXXI
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) - The former Crossroads Apartments in downtown Rochester officially took on a new life Friday following a $64 million renovation project.
The subsidized housing units–located on the east bank of the Genesee River on St. Paul Street–were recently renamed the Andrews Terrace Apartments, after former Mayor Samuel Andrews.
The non-profit group PathStone, which owns the property, started the renovation project four-years-ago. President and CEO Stuart Mitchell says there were problems with apartment management, drugs on the site, and the condition of the building.
Mitchell calls Friday’s ribbon-cutting “a milestone event.” Mitchell says it’s the largest project his organization has ever done.
Mitchell says the roughly 600 residents at Andrews Terrace provide a huge economic boost to the neighborhood.
Funding for the project came for the state, the federal government, the Rochester Housing Authority, and other sources. © Copyright 2009, WXXI