(Rochester, N.Y.) – The City of Rochester expects to get the titles to the Midtown properties May 1, according to legislation submitted to City Council.
The legislation would fund a number of items related to the project, including $900,000 for maintenance until the complex is torn down.
The city expects to begin demolition in early 2009.
Tenants have to be out in June. Relocating the tenants will cost about $5.5 million.
“It's difficult for us right now, because a majority of people in the community think we're already gone. We no longer exist...so we don't get patronized,” said Pert pointer, of Pert’s Boutique.
The city is acquiring Midtown through eminent domain and is prepared to spend $5.9 million on the purchase.