TAYLOR teamed-up with Rochester-based CJS Architects for design-build services for a significant portion of the new 500,000-square-foot mixed-use development at the intersection of Mt. Hope and Elmwood Avenues in the City of Rochester, joining a partnership called “CT Rochester” involving Fairmount Properties and Gilbane Development.
TAYLOR was responsible for the construction of two buildings of the new mixed-use office and retail development along Mt Hope Avenue, which includes construction of a main 4-story, approximately 220,000-square-foot residential/retail building, featuring a 2-story Barnes & Noble Bookstore, restaurants and shops; and a 3-story, 69,000-square-foot residential/retail building, featuring street-level shops and restaurants. Both buildings combined for a total of 154 high-end loft apartment units called the Mount Hope Lofts.
(Taylor was) an integral part of the new College Town Rochester development along Mt. Hope Avenue and have been a strong partner with Fairmount & Gilbane on their success to date. Their enthusiasm and commitment to quality was well demonstrated, as this was an intensive project with complex detailed work and an extremely aggressive schedule. (Taylor was) efficient, providing services on time and under budget, and work to partner and streamline the many facets of construction. I would like to express our appreciation for your dedication to success on the College Town Rochester project.
Shawn P. Casey
University Properties and Contracts Manager, University of Rochester