CORNING - Work on a $2.3 million project to upgrade and expand a large 35-39 West William Street building, that when completed will house a Planned Parenthood health clinic for men and women, is moving ahead on schedule.
“I am certainly pleased to see more land being developed and improved,” said Corning City Councilman Frank Coccho, D-6. “I am pleased to see activity that can only help and add to the business district.”
The size of the two-story, approximately 4,500-square foot building, located just west of Cutler's Carpet, is currently being increased about 2,300 square feet by developers with a first- and second-floor annex, greatly increasing the overall space.
City Manager Mark Ryckman has called the work, expected to be completed in the summer months, an exciting investment for the Northside.
Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes Inc. purchased the West William Street building in May 2015 for $470,000 from Rawland Developers Inc.
Ryckman said once the upgrades to the building are complete the Corning area Planned Parenthood health clinic will relocate to the site from its current location at 135 Walnut St.
Other upgrades to the building outside the annex will include refurbishing the current first and second floors, increased and improved parking, and sidewalk improvements, according to the development documents.
A public city parking lot is also within 500 feet of the building.