CORNING - The cleanup at the old Corning Hospital site is nearly completed, clearing the way for construction of a larger 41,860-square-foot, three- and four-story residential building to begin in April.

Steve Dennis, city director of planning and economic development, said the Rochester-based Riedman Companies expects to begin construction of the residential building, which will house 90 apartments, next month.

“The residential building will help implement the city’s housing strategy, and provide quality housing options for its residents,” Dennis said.

City Manager Mark Ryckman said the project is nearing the construction phase, which is expected to be completed by the fall of 2019.
Riedman officials have said the construction of the residential building is expected to take 9 to 12 months to complete.

Guthrie, the current owner of the property, is currently completing needed remediation work at the large property.

All completed work has been submitted to the state Department of Environmental Conservation in late November, officials said. The DEC has indicated a response would be forthcoming shortly clearing the way for the residential building work to begin.