Groundbreaking celebration on Tuesday for old Holley High School

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 10 December 2018 at 12:34 pm

HOLLEY – State and local officials will celebrate the groundbreaking for the renovation of the old Holley High School on Tuesday.

The “Preservation Celebration” begins at 2 p.m. The $17 million project will turn the former school, which has been vacant for about two decades, into 41 apartments. The existing school auditorium will be renovated to be used by the Village of Holley as meeting space and administrative offices.

Officials will gather at the American Legion at 5 Wright St. That building is across the street from the former high school. Students of the school, which closed in the mid-1970s, are welcome to attend the event.

Home Leasing LLC, a Rochester company, is leading the renovation of the former Holley High School.

Some of the attendees at the 2 p.m. ground-breaking include: Nelson Leenhouts, Chairman & CEO, Home Leasing; Holley Mayor Brian Sorochty; Assemblyman Steve Hawley; Orleans County Legislator John DeFilipps; Lenny Skrill, Upstate Development Director for New York State Homes and Community Renewal; Daniel Mackay, Deputy Commissioner for Historic Preservation, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; Wayne Goodman, Executive Director, The Landmark Society; Charlie Oster, Development Manager, Edgemere Development; and Jaime Tuozzolo, Vice President & Senior Relationship Manager, Key Community Development Lending.

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