1900 Bleecker Street

1900 Bleecker Street

Immediate Availability: Contact Mike Licata (315) 929 0007

Location: 1900 Bleecker Street, Utica, New York

Building Size: 84,000 SF

Project Scope: Asbestos abatement, Demolition, Remediation, New Construction

Outcome: In progress

Our Plan

1900 Bleecker Street is a vacant property located at the corner of Bleecker and Oscar Streets in Utica, NY. Formerly contaminated with asbestos, PCB’s and lead based paint, the previous building became an attraction for vandalism and neighborhood blight. A significant portion of the building required demolition, and the remainder was in need of renovations including the roof, windows, HVAC systems, plumbing, electric, and gas services. When finished, 1900 Bleecker Street will be a newly renovated office building with a distribution/warehousing component on a major roadway leading into the central business district of Utica, and will eventually be home to a number of businesses providing jobs to the area.

One of the core goals of the City of Utica is to revitalize the downtown central business district, which requires methods of attracting both residents and businesses to the area. By helping restore this structure and attracting jobs to the neighborhood, an environment is established promoting opportunities for people to live and work in the area.

Special Thanks To:

  • City of Utica
  • Empire State Development

501 Bleecker Street

501 Bleecker Street

Immediate Availability: Contact Mike Licata (315) 929 0007

Location: 501 Bleecker Street, Utica, New York

Building Size: 120,000 SF (90,000 available)

Project Scope: Building-wide Renovation

Outcome: In progress

Our Plan

501 Bleecker Street is a commercial/industrial property in Utica, NY. 90,000 SF of space with 3 separate entrances allows an opportunity to provide space to one or more businesses. The property provides ample parking, including 200 parking spaces below the building and additional adjacent surface parking lots. The interior of the building has large, wide open areas as well as office space and bathrooms. The building is approved for industrial and commercial use and is located in close proximity to the NYS Thruway and Downtown Utica.

Special Thanks

  • City of Utica

Bowers Business Park

Bowers Business Park

Immediate Availability: Contact Mike Licata (315) 929 0007

Location: Canada Dr and Loucks Rd, Syracuse, New York

Building Size: 300,000 SF

Project Scope: New construction, Remediation

Outcome: In progress

Our Plan

Strategically located on a truck route just 1 mile from NYS I-90 and I-481, this location provides outstanding visibility and access. The 66 acre site is located within 10 minutes of Syracuse Hancock International Airport and 5 miles from CSX Rail Yard.

Syracuse offers a large labor pool of both white-collar and blue-collar workers. If your company is expanding in Upstate New York within the next 12-18 months, you will want to take a look at this project. Contact Mike Licata for more information.

Special Thanks To:

  • City of Syracuse

124 Barlow Street

124 Barlow Street

Immediate Availability: Contact Mike Licata (315) 929 0007

Location: 124 Barlow Street, Canastota, New York

Building Size: 5,800 SF

Project Scope: Building-wide Renovation

Outcome: Completed

Our Plan

124 Barlow Street in Canastota, NY is a 5,800 SF building on a 9 acre property with two small truck bays, a wide open interior, and one small office and bathroom. Approved for industrial, light industrial, and warehousing use, this site is located in close proximity to the NYS Thruway and provides room for additional construction or expansion.

The Kempf Block

The Kempf Block

Immediate Availability: Contact Mike Licata (315) 929 0007

Location: 248-242 Genesee Street, Utica, New York

Building Size: 40,000 SF

Project Scope: Building-wide Renovation, Remediation, Abatement

Duration: In progress

Our Plan

The Kempf Block is a group of buildings located on Genesee Street in Utica, NY.  Prior to acquisition by Bowers, the buildings were in dilapidated and contaminated condition. Bowers Development acquired the buildings from the City of Utica and intends to restore them to productive use with an improved appearance and functionality. When completed, the first floor will house 7 retail storefronts, while 38 residential micro-units will be built on the second, third, and fourth floors. We look forward to completing this transformative project that will help nearby businesses, impress visitors, and confirm that the City of Utica is on the rise once again.

Special Thanks To:

  • City of Utica
  • Utica Industrial Development Agency
  • National Grid

Gloversville Project

Gloversville Project

Immediate Availability: Contact Mike Licata (315) 929 0007

Location: 10-24 N Main Street, Gloversville, New York

Building Size: 17,300 SF

Project Scope: Building-wide Renovation, Hazardous abatement

Outcome: In progress

Our Plan

Formerly the headquarters of City National Bank, these four interconnected structures remain one of the most prominent pieces of architecture in downtown Gloversville, NY. 8 years after the building was left vacant, Bowers Development plans to fill the space with new financial services tenants. Additionally, 5,000 SF of office space will be created in the structure adjacent to the bank. We are looking forward to this new and exciting restoration project!

Special Thanks To:

  • City of Gloversville

New Century Club

New Century Club

Immediate Availability: Contact Mike Licata (315) 929 0007

Location: 253 Genesee Street, Utica, New York

Building Size: 14,000 SF

Project Scope: Building-wide Renovation

Outcome: In progress

Our Plan

The building located at 253 Genesee Street in Utica, NY was once home to the New Century Club, a women’s civic organization established in 1893. Built in 1826, the building was designed by architect Frederick H. Gouge, is notable for its Greek Revival style, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.

The building was practically falling down when it was acquired, having been neglected for years. Although the roof had fallen into the building in several places, the main room and exterior remained surprisingly intact. Once renovations are complete, the New Century building will once again be a prime downtown landmark for businesses to call home.

Special Thanks To:

  • City of Utica

Schines Theatre

Schines Theatre

Immediate Availability: Contact Mike Licata (315) 929 0007

Location: 12-14 South Street, Auburn, New York

Building Size: 30,000 SF

Project Scope: Building-wide Renovation, Asbestos Abatement, Lead Paint Removal

Outcome: In Progress

Our Plan

The Schines Theatre in Auburn, NY is a historic Art Deco movie house built by the Schine brothers in 1937. In recent years it has fallen on hard times, leading to an opportunity for Bowers Development to renovate the building. Asbestos and lead paint plagued the structure, which was in danger of demolition before it was acquired. When renovations are complete, the 30,000 square foot theatre will become a civic center, hosting movies, plays, concerts, and public events. The project will create 84 full-time jobs and hundreds of construction jobs along the way.

Special Thanks To:

  • City of Auburn
  • Cayuga County Arts Council

Brooklawn Parkway

Brooklawn Parkway

Immediate Availability: Contact Mike Licata (315) 929 0007

Location:  6707 Brooklawn Parkway, Syracuse, New York

Building Size: 8,000 SF (1,800 Available)

Project Scope: Build-to-suit

Outcome: Space available

Our Plan

This isn’t our typical project, in fact, it’s as close to traditional real estate development as we’ll ever get. Space available, you pick your finishes and we’ll build it out for you. On-site parking and close proximity to NYS Thruway.

Security Building

Security Building

Location: 120 Bleecker Street, Utica, New York

Building Size: 18,500 SF

Project Scope: Building-wide Renovation, Historic Preservation, Abatement

Outcome: Fully Leased

Our Plan

When our team first toured the Security Building, it was cold, wet, and flat out disgusting. When we exited onto Bleecker Street, we all agreed that it had great potential. Located in the heart of Downtown Utica, the Security Building was appealing because it was historically significant, had plenty of windows, and was directly across the street from a parking garage.

After acquisition, building-wide asbestos abatement and selective demolition was our #1 priority. Imagine emptying out an 18,500 SF building that was sopping wet and covered in pigeon feathers! After several months of intense work by our abatement contractor, the building was “hammer-ready”. A chance encounter by our construction manager and a regional tenant representative turned into a property tour for a prospective tenant. As our team walked through the cold and completely dark building, we were surprised to hear “we absolutely love it”.  A few weeks later, the Legal Aid Society agreed to lease the entire building for the next 10 years.

Planning, approvals, contracts, and construction commenced in early 2018, and we are proud to have delivered a successful project outcome. Rather than watch a historically significant building have a date with the wrecking ball, our team preserved it, while also bringing a fantastic organization into Downtown Utica.

Special Thanks To:

  • City of Utica
  • Utica Urban Development
  • Empire State Development
  • National Grid
  • Sullivan Contracting
  • Gaetano Construction