We live, learn and work differently: How COVID is changing new home design.

Locally, David Riedman, president, and CEO of Riedman Companies, a home and apartment builder, says that he’s been watching the trends and is preparing for the future.“The way we’re looking at flex space is going to be heavily influenced by the pandemic, and it’s going to be driven by different lifestyles,” he says.

He foresees more home gyms, dedicated home office spaces, and pocket offices – “a small space tucked away where you can be on a private video call and not be in the dining room,” for example.

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Riedman Homes to be awarded in the 2019 Excellence in Construction & Real Estate Awards

Rochester Business Journal and The Daily Record selected Riedman Homes to receive the 2020 Excellence in Construction & Real Estate Award.

Established last year, Excellence in Construction & Real Estate awards celebrate the individuals and companies who are changing the landscape of the Rochester region through design, construction, project management, innovation, and more. These individuals and organizations are creating jobs, building healthy spaces, helping families and companies achieve their dreams, and leading the way toward growth and prosperity for the community.

Honorees in the Construction category include architects, developers, general contractors, home builders, interior design/staging, project managers, subcontractors, and rising stars. Real Estate categories are commercial real estate agents and residential real estate agents.

“This year’s Excellence in Construction & Real Estate Awards shine a spotlight on those who are creating jobs, building healthy spaces and helping families and companies achieve their dreams,” said Suzanne Fischer Huettner, group publisher of the Rochester Business Journal and The Daily Record. “It is a pleasure to shine the spotlight on individuals and companies that are moving Rochester forward.”

The winners will be honored Oct. 29 at a virtual celebration from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at https://rbj.net/events/construction-and-real-estate/. Each of the winners will be celebrated for their achievements through video storytelling. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in the program with their congratulations and cheers using social media platforms from their homes or offices. For tickets, visit https://rbj.net/events/construction-and-real-estate/. The event hashtag is #RBJevents.

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Construction Underway for LECOM at Elmira

Rochester based Riedman Companies has broken ground on a four-story 116-unit class-A multifamily residential building located on the corner of 5th Street and College Avenue in Elmira, NY. The new property, Six67 College Avenue is being developed on the block of land bounded by Columbia Street, 5th Street, and College Ave.  Currently, the block is occupied by an Elmira College parking lot and existing homes in various states of disrepair.  The building will offer housing opportunities for residents of Elmira as well as students attending Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) medical school in Elmira. The new community will offer studio, 1-, and 2-bedroom apartments along with a host of amenities such as a tech hub for private study space, clubhouse with coffee bar, secured bicycle storage, a state-of-the-art fitness room and will be steps from the new LECOM campus as well as the Elmira College facilities. The brand new apartments will include spacious open floor plans, fully equipped kitchens with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, outdoor living, plentiful storage, and individual laundry rooms. President David Riedman says “Development of Six67 College Ave. is a natural extension of our existing relationship with LECOM and our investments in the Southern Tier”. Dr. Richad for the end of 2021. rd Terry, LECOM at Elmira Associate Dean of Academic Affairs adds, “We are excited about the Six67 College Avenue housing project. There is no doubt our students will greatly appreciate proximate, quality, affordable housing.” Riedman is a significant housing provider to LECOM students in Erie PA housing more than 500 students among four different properties in the area.  The Elmira development will also continue Riedman’s investment throughout the Southern Tier including Fairlawn Hills in Hornell, 176 Denison in Corning, WoodsEdge in Painted Post, and management of the former Corning Free Academy; Academy Place. Both the City of Elmira and Chemung County leaders applaud the expansion. Mayor Daniel Mandell says, “These apartments will provide high-quality market-rate apartments for LECOM medical students as well as for citizens in our community. Many thanks go out to David Riedman and his staff at Riedman Companies for choosing our City for this project.” Executive Director of the Chemung County IDA and President of Southern Tier Economic Growth, Joe Roman adds, “This project removes blight from an area adjacent to anchor institutions, LECOM and Elmira College, and helps meet the goal of transforming North Main Street into a pedestrian and bike oriented pathway linking the college to downtown.  David Sheen, Deputy County Executive is also pleased to be part of the project. “It will fit perfectly with the strong growth in that area and bring economic development benefits to both the City and County.” Construction of the 140,000-square-foot-building is already underway with half occupancy expected by early in the summer of 2021, with completion schedule .

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Construction to begin on Northside Place in Corning

Rochester-based Riedman Homes is breaking ground on a new model home and local community of 25 single-family homes at the former Northside Blodgett School in Corning N.Y.. ‘Northside Place’ will be a custom home community with 1-story and 2-story plans and classic design features, ranging in size from 1300SF to 1700SF. These new homes will have a 2-car garage, full basement, and numerous custom amenities for buyers to select.

‘Northside Place’ has been designed with the curb appeal and established streetscape in mind. Northside Place’ represents a continuing investment by Riedman Companies’ into the local Corning economy. With two other apartment communities, (Woods Edge and Academy Place), the on-going development of ‘176 Denison’, and the introduction of ‘Northside Place’, Riedman Companies’ is committed to the success of the Southern Tier. President David Riedman says, “This community is being designed to fit seamlessly with the surrounding neighborhood. It will offer the latest innovations in single-family home design and construction.”

Jay Benesh, General Manager of Riedman Homes, says, “’Northside Place’ is an exciting milestone in the growth of Riedman Homes. We have a team that loves what they do and believes that the community will love the homes that we create for them.”

“We continue working on ‘176 Denison’ but our construction team is very eager to start working on ‘Northside Place’.” VP of Construction, Rudy Osmancevic adds, “The addition of these new single-family homes brings new housing alternatives and opportunities to the Corning area.” During the construction of the model home, interested residents are encouraged to visit RiedmanHomes.com for a site map, floor plans and to tour the state-of-the-art online design studio for inspiration and design options.

Lot reservations and purchase agreements will begin being accepted June 1, 2020. The model home is expected to open in August/September of 2020.

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New Residential Living Planned for LECOM at Elmira

Elmira College together with Rochester-based Riedman Companies, announce plans for new residential housing units for students attending Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.  The ‘Six67 College Avenue’ community will offer a four-story residential building with 115 apartments on property adjacent to the college helping to meet the housing needs of medical students attending LECOM at Elmira beginning next year.Elmira College President, Dr. Charles Lindsay says, ”This collaboration with Riedman Companies will provide housing for LECOM students in a location that is convenient to the LECOM building as well as the Elmira College facilities that LECOM students will be utilizing. We look forward to the vibrancy of the ‘Six67 College Avenue’ residents utilizing our spaces on campus and enjoying the growing development in Elmira’s downtown area.” Elmira College President, Dr. Charles Lindsay says, ”This collaboration with Riedman Companies will provide housing for LECOM students in a location that is convenient to the LECOM building as well as the Elmira College facilities that LECOM students will be utilizing. We look forward to the vibrancy of the ‘Six67 College Avenue’ residents utilizing our spaces on campus and enjoying the growing development in Elmira’s downtown area.” The new residential living space offers studios, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments with upscale amenities including a tech hub, coffee bar, offices, bike storage, and a fitness area. The Elmira project continues Riedman Companies’ investment in the development of unique communities throughout the Southern Tier. The company built, and currently operates Fairlawn Hills in Hornell and communities in Corning including Academy, Woodsedge and ‘176 Denison.’President David Riedman says, “We already have a great relationship with LECOM in Erie P.A. providing housing to professional medical students at several Riedman properties. Elmira College and LECOM chose to collaborate with Riedman because of the success we already established in.

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Riedman Homes to be awarded in the 2019 Excellence In Construction & Real Estate Awards

Rochester Business Journal and The Daily Record selected Riedman Homes to receive the 2019 Excellence in Construction & Real Estate Home Builder Award.This year’s Excellence in Construction & Real Estate honorees are changing the landscape of Rochester and beyond,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of the Rochester Business Journal and The Daily Record. “They are creating jobs and leading the way toward growth and prosperity for our community. We are pleased to honor their accomplishments.

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Veterans honored with flag pole dedications at The Hammocks at Geneseo

Residents of The Hammocks at Geneseo celebrated its veterans and marked the conclusion of four years of construction at the housing development with the dedication of two flag poles on Aug. 18.

The brief ceremony concluded with the first raising of U.S. and New York State flags as bugler Tom Dunleavey played.

“Every time I look at the flag outside I get a little choked up thinking about our military – active, retired and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice,” said Chuck Gleba, an Army veteran who has lived at The Hammocks for the past four years. He and his wife Jean were the second residents.

“Being a veteran myself of the early-’70s, the flag is a means to honor freedom and our country,” said Gleba. “We may not agree on a lot of things in this country, but we should always honor the flag.”

The flags fly from a pair of flag poles erected behind The Hammocks’ sign at the complex’s entrance off Volunteer Road. The sign is adjacent to the complex’s community center.

Tony Gurak, an Air Force veteran and past commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5005, raised the American flag. Dennis Staley, who served in the U.S. Navy’s submarine service and is commander of American Legion Post 271, hoisted the state flag.

“It’s a way to show respect for the flag,” said Staley.

“It’s very nice on their part,” Gurak said. “There are so many veterans here.”

Among the residents of the complex’s 160 unites are 30 to 40 veterans, both retired and active military, said Angel Lynch, leasing consultant for The Hammocks.

Lynch organized the dedication ceremony, which was attended by about 40 residents and guests. The ceremony ended with cake that featured an American flag and a “Thank You.”

Capt. Joe Breunig, who has served more than 24 years, has lived in the Hammocks for more than three years. He attended the ceremony in his combat fatigue uniform.

“As a member of the military, seeing the flags go up in a community like this shows a sense of unit,” said Breunig, a current member of the New York Air National Guard’s Eastern Air Defense Section, which keeps watch on the skies east of the Mississippi. “We’re all patriotic Americans. The flag, for this community, is a way to identify that.”

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