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Apartments and more: Will Rochester give Hoffman building developer needed approvals?

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A developer is seeking tax incentives to build 45 new residential units and new commercial space at the long-vacant Hoffman building site on North Main Street, starting what city officials hope is the beginning of a major revitalization for the downtown.

A public hearing on a proposal for tax deferment status for the future development of the Hoffman building could mean a facelift for the site where many have seen potential, but with no action for decades. Hoffman Furniture closed in 1986.

The City Council was set to hold a hearing Tuesday night on allowing the developers of 45 and 55 North Main St. to take advantage of 79-E status, allowing them to defer taxes on both buildings.

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