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Ribbon-Cutting Held at Waterloo’s LaFayette Apartments


A ribbon-cutting was held Tuesday at the LaFayette Apartments in Waterloo.  The old Main Street School now has 35-Senior Citizen apartments.

“My administration is continuing to use every tool at our disposal to increase our housing supply, revitalize communities, and make New York a more affordable place,” Governor Kathy Hochul said. “LaFayette Apartments is a creative and innovative example of how we can reimagine architectural gems like the Main Street School while making housing more plentiful and more affordable, and I am committed to bringing even more transformative projects like this one to fruition.”

Two by Four Construction of East Syracuse bought the school for $600,000 and transformed the building into apartments.

Photos by Greg Cotterill, Finger Lakes Daily News.

Assistant Commissioner of NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal Leonard Skrill talks with David Kimmel of Lakewood Development and Waterloo Mayor Walt Bennett.


Assemblymember Jeff Gallahan said, “The completed LaFayette Senior Apartments is a welcome investment into Waterloo. Giving new life to the historic Waterloo Main Street School this project is just the beginning of Waterloo’s Downtown resurgence. Thank you to Homes and Community Renewal for their support of this project and our region.”

Village of Waterloo Mayor Walter Bennett said, “I thank New York State for working to provide affordable comfortable housing to those wishing to live inexpensively in our quaint little corner of the world. I also expect that the new residences will be a boon to our downtown businesses as the building’s central location makes it great for foot traffic to our business district.” 


David Kimmel from Lakewood Development shows off a black board. All the apartments have one, they all were part of the original blackboards in the school.


Seneca County Board of Supervisors Chairman Michael Enslow said, “It’s great to see the former Main Street School transform into the new Lafayette Apartments for seniors in downtown Waterloo. I applaud Homes and Community Renewal’s continued attention to housing in Seneca County by funding this project for seniors in the heart of our County’s Seat, the Village of Waterloo. I’m looking forward to continuing to work with Homes and Community Renewal on projects throughout the County that improve the quality of life for our residents.”



The old Main Street School Auditorium is now home to the Seneca Community Players, they have a five year lease for use of the theater.


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