Holley plans to move village offices to former school on March 16

Photos by Tom Rivers: Contractors work on installing windows at Holley Gardens, the former Holley High School. Home Leasing is turning the building into 41 apartments for senior citizens, and also the village offices.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 15 January 2020 at 8:46 am

Apartments expected to ready in February at ‘Holley Gardens’

New windows go into the former Holley High School.

HOLLEY – The village offices will move over to the former Holley High School on March 16, Mayor Brian Sorochty said Tuesday during the Village Board meeting.

That is about a month later than planned. The school is undergoing a $17 million renovation. Home Leasing in Rochester is doing a major overhaul of the building that was largely dormant for more than three decades.

“In a project this size there are bound to be some delays,” Sorochty said on Tuesday.

Pushing back the move-in date by a month really doesn’t affect the village offices, the mayor said. The village will continue operating out of 72 Public Square.

Home Leasing started construction in November 2018 on the $17 million transformation of the former Holley High School, turning it into 41 apartments and the village offices for Holley. The apartments will include one studio, 35 one-bedrooms, and five two-bedroom apartments. Those apartments for senior citizens are expected to be ready next month.

The village offices will be in the former auditorium space. Sorochty said the project will be a major uplift for the community, offering affordable housing and a stunning makeover of one of Holley’s most prominent buildings at the corner of routes 31 and 237.

For more information about the apartments, click here.

The Holley Village Board met Tuesday evening on the second floor meeting room of the Village Office, 72 Public Square. Holley will have its village offices at the site for about two more months. Pictured from left include village trustees Rochelle Moroz, Connie Nenni, Mayor Brian Sorochty, Deputy Mayor Kevin Lynch and Trustee Jim DeFilipps.

Police station could move to current Village Office

Holley Police Chief Roland Nenni suggested the Police Department move from 8 Thomas St. to the current Village Office after the village offices move to the former high school.

The Thomas Street site needs a new roof and windows, as well as brick repairs. Nenni said the Village Office could be repurposed at far less cost than it would take to update Thomas Street.

The police chief and Dave Nenni, the DPW superintendent, are going to present the Village Board with cost estimates for the project.

The Public Square site has a back door to a parking lot where Holley police cars could be kept. The front door might need some alterations to be fully handicapped accessible.

The village put a new roof on 72 Public Square about five years ago, and also recently put in a new furnace.

The building would work well for offices for police officers, with space for record keeping and storing evidence, Roland Nenni said.

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