Mark Gutman/Daily News File Photograph Construction is expected to begin Friday on the $1.165 million renovation of 99 Main St., Batavia. The building will become a dental practice, and also include commercial office space and apartments.

Construction is expected to begin Friday on the $1.165 million redevelopment of 99 Main St. in downtown Batavia.

The project is one of the first of the city’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative projects to get up and running.

The project is receiving a grant from Batavia Development Corporation as part of the Batavia DRI Building Improvement Fund, administered through New York State Homes and Community Renewal.

The Genesee County Economic Development Center Board of Directors earlier this month approved $63,500 in sales and mortgage tax benefits incentives for Neppalli Holdings, LLC, in connection with the project.

Neppalli Holdings, LLC is renovating the three-story 7,500 square foot building to include a new storefront, façade and reconstruction of the existing floors. A dental practice will reside on the first floor. The second floor will be developed for commercial office space. The third floor will include two two-bedroom market-rate apartments.

The building was originally built in 1865.

A ceremony featuring city and county officials along with project owner Dr. Kumar Neppalli is being scheduled for Wednesday to accommodate Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul's schedule. The event had previously been announced for Friday.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited Batavia in October 2017 to announce the awarding of Batavia with that year’s $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative prize. The funds will assist Batavia in creating new, mixed-use development, improved access to local healthcare and the transformation of public spaces for community use.

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