BATAVIA – A major expansion in senior housing is on tap for the Town of Batavia.
Calamar Senior Housing propsoses a three-story building with 110 apartments for residents 55 and older on West Main Street Road. The project would cost $11 million, with rents from $800 to $1,000. Amenities include major appliances and utility costs. Meals and transportation would be available, along with a community room and an activities director.
The project was schedued to be unveiled Thursday during a meeting of the Genesee County Economic Development Center, which is being asked to provide more than $100,000 in tax incentives. An estimated 200 construction workers would be needed for the project, authorities said.
The agency also is considering a request from U.S. Gypsum Co. for tax exemptions on a $23 million expansion and upgrade of its paper mill in Oakfield. The company, which makes paper for wallboards and is a major user of recycled waste, employs about 100. The project could add 12 new jobs.