BATAVIA — The Genesee County Economic Development Center (GCEDC) Board of Directors will consider approving incentives for projects proposing $13.5 million of new investments at its Thursday board meeting.

The meeting will at 4 p.m. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic the meeting will take place via conference and online at www.gcedc.com.

Forefront Power LLC (Elba Solar) wants to invest $9.7 million to build a 5-megawatt community solar project on Norton Road in the town of Elba. The project would generate about $518,803 in new revenue to Genesee County, the town of Elba, and the Elba Central School District over the proposed 15-year agreement.

The project also would fund a community benefit agreement for workforce development and economic development projects in Genesee County, the GCEDC said today. Forefront Power LLC is seeking approximately $1.416 million in sales and property tax exemptions. A public hearing on the project incentives took place March 22.

Batavia Special Needs Apartments LP wants to invest $3.75 million to add 20 living units to an existing special needs housing campus on East Main Street in the city. The project would increase the existing annual PILOT payment by approximately $6,000 per year for the remainder of the current PILOT. Batavia Special Needs is seeking approximately $772,000 in sales and property tax exemptions. A public hearing on the proposed incentives took place April 14.

The board will also consider initial review of an application by NY CDG Genesee 1 LLC (BW Solar). The proposed project would invest $7.326 million to build a 5 MW community solar project on Oak Orchard Road in the town of Elba. The project would generate approximately $518,803 in new revenue to Genesee County, the town of Elba, and the Elba Central School District over the proposed 15-year agreement.

If the initial application is accepted, a public hearing on the project will be scheduled. Developers are asking for incentives of over $100,000.

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