Address: 661-663 South Ave, Rochester, NY (View Map)
Welcome to the premier address in one of Rochester's favorite neighborhoods, the South Wedge. South and Hickory Place offers studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments (with two full baths) in the heart of the South Wedge - a richly diverse haven of multi-culturalism like no other neighborhood in Rochester. Historically Appropriate: the design of the 40,000 sq. ft. multi-use residential and retail building is intended to complement existing neighborhood buildings. The new four story brick façade resembles five brownstones replicated from our City’s past, with retail/restaurant space occupying the first floor and floors two through four housing 33 apartments. Konar Properties: a family-owned Real Estate Development Company, has built their real estate portfolio by purchasing existing buildings, renovating historic structures, and developing new properties from the ground up. Konar’s flagship residential communities in the Greater Rochester area are Erie Station Village www.eriestation.net in West Henrietta and Elmwood Manor www.elmwoodmanorapts.com in the town of Brighton. Their commercial portfolio includes the multi-use 185 acre plus Erie Station Business Park www.eriestation.com as well as many other properties throughout our area. History: Konar Properties involvement in the South Wedge began with a 2003 tour of the area conducted by members of the South Wedge Planning Committee (SWPC). SWPC members solicited our interest in this site after watching the construction of our new Elmwood Manor townhouses along Highland Avenue. Their purpose was to prevent development of the site as conventional drive-through buildings surrounded by parking lots. Instead, they promoted the addition of new residential units to the area, the creation of a solid façade along South Avenue, and construction of a rear parking courtyard accessible from the side streets. Their initial site and marketing research led them to the conclusion that a mixed use building is the best use for this parcel. Through a separately incorporated affiliate, Gregory Street Transfer, LLC, they subsequently acquired seven separate parcels to assemble the site. The last property they acquired, the Abeles Building, is at the corner of South Avenue and Gregory Street.
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