Land swap gives Irondequoit new property to house DPW headquarters
Irondequoit, N.Y. (WHAM) - The State Department of Transportation has announced a land swap that will give the Town of Irondequoit a 12-acre property to house a new Department of Public Works campus.
The former DPW building on Kings Highway was destroyed in Christmas Eve fire in 2016.
The new building will be located off East Ridge Road, southeast of the interchange of Interstate 590 and Route 104.
NYSDOT has sold the town the surplus parcel in exchange for $4,550 and a 10.9-acre parcel off Route 590, south of East Ridge Road in Irondequoit.
NYSDOT will use the property as a staging area for highway maintenance operations and emergency response.
The property pricing is based upon fair market value determined by an independent appraisal.
The DOT says the new property will enable the town to center its highway maintenance operations away from the crowded town hall parcel, improving traffic safety and easing maneuverability for heavy equipment.
Senator Rich Funke said, “This land swap is a true win-win for the State and the Town of Irondequoit.
Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle said, "This land swap marks a critical step in the recovery process by facilitating a permanent home for the new DPW building, helping the town regain stability and better respond to future crises."
According to Irondequoit supervisor, Dave Seeley, The 2016 Christmas Eve fire destroyed half of the town's DPW facility, and one-third of its fleet.