In August 2011, Windstream Corp. entered into an agreement to acquire PAETEC Holding Corp. and in November 2011, announced that it would open a downtown Rochester office in a portion of the Seneca Building on the Midtown site. The downtown office will accommodate up to 335 employees following the completion of its acquisition of PAETEC Holding Corp. Windstream will be leasing approximately 67,000 square feet of office space for 15 years beginning August 2013.
The Pike Development Company
Also in November 2011, it was announced that the Pike Development Company would own, develop and re-use the existing structure of the former Seneca Building. Pike had been previously designated by PAETEC Holding Corp. to provide construction services and has intimate knowledge of the Midtown site. Pike has developed two floors of the building for Windstream Corp. and the third floor is available for another tenant.
Buckingham Properties and Morgan Management LLC are spearheading a project to redevelop Midtown Tower and part of the former atrium mall into a mixed-use complex which will bring more than 400,000 square feet of high-end commercial and residential real estate into the heart of downtown, including 160 apartments, and 100,000 s.q. f.t of space for other commercial, retail and restaurant use. 15% of the apartments will be designated affordable, with half of those available to residents earning up to 120%, and half earning up to 140% of median area income.
The following parcels are still available for development
Parcel 2 - 0.793 acres
Parcel 5 - 0.714 acres. This site is currently being considered as a possible site for the new Performing Arts Center.
Parcel 6 - 0.758 acres
Parcel 7 - 0.382 acres
If you are interested in obtaining more information on the remaining parcels, contact City Neighborhood and Business Development Commissioner R. Carlos Carballada at 585-428-8801 or Carballc@CityofRochester.gov.