ROCHESTER — Mayor Thomas S. Richards, City Neighborhood and Business Development Commissioner R. Carlos Carballada and City Councilmember Dana Miller will join with officials from DePaul, New York State Homes and Community Renewal for a ceremonial groundbreaking to mark the start of renovations for the Carriage Factory Apartments. The groundbreaking will take place on Thursday, March 28 at 2 p.m. at 33 Litchfield Street.
This 73,000 square-foot building was originally the home of the Cunningham Carriage Factory and is one of the oldest manufacturing plants in Rochester, built in 1910 to manufacture handmade customized horse-drawn carriages. The building, just on the border of the Susan B. Anthony Preservation District, has been vacant for almost 25 years.
DePaul will rehabilitate the historic Carriage Factory building and transform it into a 4-story residential building that will 71 units of affordable rental housing to accommodate special needs occupants.