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Groundbreaking ceremony held for affordable, veteran housing project in Seneca Falls

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Conversion work at the Huntington Building is picking up in Seneca Falls.

While locals have noted more activity at the 1870s era building, which has been earmarked to become apartments for several years, a groundbreaking ceremony was held on Tuesday.

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The ceremony was held to celebrate the start of construction. Several state officials were there including New York State Secretary of State Robert Rodriguez and Leona Skrill, who helps oversee the state’s Homes and Community Renewal Office.

Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Mike Ferrara and County Manager Mitch Rowe were also in attendance.


Officials with Home Leasing Inc., the Rochester-based company leading construction efforts. The $24 million project is being partly funded through the Town’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant.

There will be 53 affordable apartments, as well as 27 units for vets in need of housing and support services.