Major new tenant for iconic building in Utica
UTICA — The Commercial Travelers Insurance building in downtown Utica at 70 Genesee St. will be receiving a new tenant, consulting firm company Barton & Loguidice as part of a mixed-use revitalization project. Mayor Robert Palmieri announced the arrival of the company, alongside Barton & Loguidice President and CEO John F. Brusa, Jr. and Vice President Chad W. Hutton.
Barton & Loguidice is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm with 350 employees that provides technical solutions to public and private clients from offices in the northeast.
12 Barton & Loguidice employees were also in attendance, who all plan on working in the Utica office. The employees in attendance are natives to the Mohawk Valley who were all previously commuting to the Syracuse office.
“This new office more effectively accommodates our employees who live in the region and were commuting to our other offices to work,” Brusa said. “Now they can save time and costs on travel, while reducing carbon emissions.”
The building underwent significant renovations by Lahinch Group, Hueber-Breuer Construction and Morrisroe Lynn Development, LLC. Barton & Loguidice will take over parts of the first floor second floor. The Utica Observer-Dispatch announced it will also be located on the first floor. The remaining floors of the building will be utilized for other commercial and retail space, as well as 32 residential units.
Palmieri highlighted the significance of the historic building’s renovations and the significance of Barton & Loguidice coming to Utica.
“It’s a perfect match for our city as we continue to grow,” Palmieri said. “I always keep on saying we want to be the best little city in America. The only way to do that is have companies along these lines coming and reintroducing themselves into our community and having developers who have the vision and the understanding that this is a place where the return on the investment is going to be.”
Barton & Loguidice’s expansion into the Mohawk Valley will allow up to an additional 30 employees.
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