PHOENIX, N.Y. -- A building along the Phoenix waterfront once slated for demolition is starting a new chapter. It's all part of a project that's been years in the making.
Officials unveiled the renovated building at 86 State Street on Tuesday. The remodeled structure includes luxury apartments and commercial space. It's the last part of a project to renovate three buildings that began in 2007. A grant of more than half a million dollars in Restore New York grants made the work possible.
Officials say the project is important to the continued work to revitalize the village.
"It not only shows what we can do, but it also shows that we know what we're doing. It's leverage for additional grant funding to say, 'Look, we have a plan, which was the first step in this whole process, we've done some work, come look and see how beautiful it is," said Kristy LaManche with KL Consulting Services.
The building will also now be known as the Fratto Building after Phoenix Mayor Anthony Fratto, a supporter of the project.