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COMIDA to end Medley Centre deal unless payments made

Rochester Business Journal
April 15, 2014

The County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency voted Tuesday to terminate a tax agreement with Medley Centre owner Scott Congel if late payments are not received by May 1.

Congel is chairman and CEO of Bersin Properties LLC, which owes $3.87 million in property taxes, officials with the town of Irondequoit have said. Bersin also has failed to invest at least $165 million in the property as required in its payment in lieu of taxes agreement, officials said.

COMIDA representatives also voted to initiate legal action against the Syracuse company to recover back taxes if the May 1 deadline is not met.

The vote came after a formal request at the meeting by Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks.

COMIDA also approved new construction for three projects.

It approved tax breaks of $330,685 for Westfield, Mass.-based Koziar Henrietta LLC, which plans a $4.25 million construction of a building in Henrietta for electrical and industrial distributor Horizon Solutions LLC.

The entity will build a 33,325-square-foot facility on nine acres on Josons Drive, officials said. The benefit to the community is projected to be $1.1 million.

Horizon Solutions plans to lease the building, and add nine jobs over three years to its existing workforce of 70.

Tax breaks of $274,743 were approved for Gallina Development Corp. and its $2.9 million construction of a 25,000-square-foot showroom and distribution center for C&C North America Inc. at 225 Mile Crossing Blvd. in Gates.

The projected community benefits total $559,310, with 10 jobs to be created over three years.

Texas-based C&C, which does business as Cosentino North America and employs 30, plans to use the building to display and distribute solid surface materials such as natural stone, quartz and recycled surfaces.

The entity 929 Holt Road LLC was approved for breaks of $429,974 for the $10.4 million construction of an LA Fitness facility in Webster to be leased to Fitness International LLC. The community benefit is pegged at $2.4 million.

The project is expected to create 24 jobs over three years.

(c) 2014 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or email

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