Iconic Westfield Building To Be Renovated 

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WESTFIELD – The Welch Administration Building in the Village of Westfield has become an iconic location for locals. The now empty building will now be redeveloped into apartments and commercial space.  

The decision came from The County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors who approved incentives to support redevelopment of the property at their meeting this week.








The 48,000 square foot building will be renovated, creating both residential apartments and commercial tenant space.

Industrial Development Agency’s Executive Mark Geise noted the iconic building’s vacancy and is ready to put the structure to use.









“This project has been on the CCIDA’s radar for a long time, and we worked collaboratively with the Town and Village leadership, as well as the real estate brokerage firm, Hanna Realty, to procure a responsible developer to do the right thing with this iconic structure,” explained Geise

In late 2018 the building had plans to be transformed into a multi-use facility, but fell through due to the pandemic.















Village of Westfield Mayor Mike Vandevelde believes this is vital in the development of Westfield.

“This redevelopment will significantly help with the overall development and revitalization of the Village of Westfield and surrounding areas,” stated Vandevelde

Acquisition of the property is anticipated for 2022 with an 18-month construction period and an estimated occupancy in mid-2024.

 

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