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|SALE OF KODAK PROPERTY COMPLETED (06/26/2013)
County/MCC Takes Another Step Toward Establishing New Downtown Campus
Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and MCC President Anne M. Kress are proud to announce that the County completed the purchase of Eastman Kodak Company property for Monroe Community College’s new downtown campus early this afternoon.
"For more than a decade, MCC students, faculty, and staff have waited patiently for local leaders to work together and deliver a state-of-the-art Downtown campus fitting of the College's world-class academic reputation," said Brooks. "Today we reached another milestone in that long journey when Monroe County, acting as the College's primary government sponsor, completed the purchase of MCC's future State Street home. I would like to thank President Kress, the MCC Board of Trustees, the MCC student body, SUNY Chancellor Zimpher, and the strong bi-partisan support of the Monroe County Legislature for advancing this important project."
The purchase received unanimous support from the SUNY Board of Trustees and was authorized by the Monroe County Legislature in February for $2.999 million.
“Finalizing this sale puts us one step closer to transforming our temporary presence downtown into a permanent one,” said Kress. “My thanks go to County Executive Brooks and her team, the Monroe County Legislature, the SUNY Board of Trustees, the MCC Board of Trustees and the thousands of other individuals who have supported our search for a campus that meets the standard this community deserves: a campus that balances fiscal responsibility with inspiration for our students.”
Media Inquiries, contact:
Monroe County Department of Communications at 585-753-1080
Cynthia Cooper, Monroe Community College at 585-292-3015
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