New development promises upscale housing

Construction on the apartment-style housing began on Lima and Volunteer Roads in Geneseo. Located at 4270 Hammocks Dr., the Hammocks at Geneseo will have approximately 10 units available to rent by the spring 2014. According to David Riedman, owner of the Rochester-based Riedman Development Corporation in charge of the project, construction will continue into 2015. With an approximate cost of $800 to $1,200 per month, Riedman said he has a very specific audience in mind for the apartments.

“[We are hoping to attract] primarily empty nesters and young professionals,” Riedman said, adding that he does not expect many college students to live in the development.

According to Riedman, the development was sorely needed in the Geneseo community.

“There has been a pent-up demand for [this] type of housing currently in Geneseo,” he said. “The apartments are being developed to meet a need that has not been met with [the] existing housing.”

Unlike the current housing market in Geneseo, which heavily caters to students, Riedman said he expects the Hammocks development will live up to its title as a “lifestyle rental.” The units will be large in size and, according to the Hammocks’ website, will range between 865 and 1,497 square feet. The apartments are expected to be fairly upscale and include features such as stainless steel appliances. Renters will also have the option of moving into fully furnished apartments.

The development will have several amenities including attached garages, exercise facilities and a private clubhouse, which includes a business center. According to the website, the neighborhood will also have an outdoor gathering area with a fire pit and a covered patio. The development’s proximity to local shopping centers, including Wal-Mart and Wegmans, will also draw potential renters.

Riedman said he is confident that future tenants will be satisfied with the development, and the apartments will be a much-needed solution to the housing demand in Geneseo.

“We’re just getting started [with the project], but we’re very happy with the progress made thus far,” he said.