Commercial Travelers building re-vitalization project


UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR/WFVX/WPNY-TV) — Mayor Robert Palmieri today announced the Commercial Travelers Building, located at 70 Genesee Street, will undergo a major mixed-use re-vitalization project.

The first floor will include a commercial tenant on the west side of Burchard Lane. This space will also include a fitness center and community room.

“This is a great project and announcement as it is yet another catalyst in the exciting transformation of our city. Our mission is to make downtown a neighborhood and an attractive place to live, work and invest. I thank Joe Gehm and the Lahinch Group for their continued investment in Utica.” – Robert Palmieri, Mayor of Utica

The upper floors will be converted from office space to 32 new loft style apartments.
Specifically, there will be twenty-eight 1-bedroom units and 4 studio units. As part of the
exterior redevelopment, all windows will be replaced with windows similar to the original. The
new windows will also be installed where openings are currently filled with brick, glass block or

The building is being renovated by a development team consisting of Lahinch Group, Morrisroe
, and Hueber-Breuer Construction, all based in Syracuse.

“We continue to be optimistic about the future of Utica and specially the downtown community. We’re looking forward to bringing new life to the Utica Commercial Travelers Building.” – Joe Gehm, Owner of Lahinch Group

The proposed improvements to be the building have been submitted to the City of Utica Planning
and is scheduled to be on the agenda for the Board’s next meeting on May 20th.

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