Sweet Spot Development today announces that it has signed agreements with two Syracuse-based medical practices to become ground floor participants in the much-anticipated Camillus Mills medical-wellness project under development on 4+ acres on West Genesee Street in the Village of Camillus, New York. The strategic alliance partners two growing Central New York medical specialty groups with local development firm Sweet Spot Development. The groups' medical concentration areas include nephrology and urology, however, specific details and terms of the alliance are not yet being made public. According to Sweet Spot Development's Managing Member Tom Blair, these initial announcements may be followed by further news in the 1st quarter of 2014 due to aggressive incentive campaigns launched by the development firm today to attract anchor tenants to the site of the former Camillus Cutlery Company.
"We are very happy and proud to be affiliated with the groups we have reached
agreement with, and are now targeting Family Care and Internal Medicine practices
for Camillus Mills. In order to do this, we have decided to offer interested
groups up to $200,000.00 in allowances, as well as provide equity opportunities
and the ability to take part in a unique and lucrative tax credit program.
We understand the pressures medical groups are under today, and are determined to
help our medical partners and tenants lower their occupancy costs while providing a
warm and safe Class A environment for patients and staff."
In addition to the incentives now being offered to family care and internal medicine practices to sign leases with Camillus Mills, the development team is also seeking leases from other medical/wellness groups that are looking to add a western Central New York location, or looking to relocate to a new facility with manageable overhead.
All new tenants to Camillus Mills will be offered allowances and unique tenant packages tailored to their needs. According to Blair, there have been some discussions about the addition of urgent care and 24/7 sports medicine to the project as well, however, possible targets for the site have not yet been identified in these areas. Groups that sign leases over the next several months can reasonably expect to occupy their new offices as soon as summer/fall of 2014.
The Camillus Mills project will offer nearly 35,000 square feet of commercial space in a two-story 43,000+ square foot mixed-use building. The historic former Camillus Cutlery Company world headquarters office building is being entirely renovated to offer class "A" medical-wellness space to interested groups in 2014. It is located in the village downtown business district at 54 West Genesee Street. The site is bounded by Nine Mile Creek and is slated for over 300 parking spaces.
The development team has recently added safety and comfort features at the medical/wellness project which it believes will set Camillus Mills apart from many other CNY medical office opportunities. Exterior features include a snow melt system integrated under the sidewalks surrounding the two main entranceways, wrought iron fencing, and 19th century period lighting. Additionally, the northern building entrance will be covered by a Portico which protects patients and vehicles dropping patients off from inclement weather. There will be reserved parking for physicians and patients, and a leisure area with benches along Nine Mile Creek to make those trips to the doctor's office even more relaxing. An elevator system will be added to the newly constructed north entrance, and green, energy efficient design will include a heat pump system to serve all interior commercial spaces. A breakfast kiosk and other food concepts are also currently being studied for the site.
The project has previously been identified as a Priority Project by the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council and has received broad local and state support. Construction activities at the property have been underway since the spring of 2013 and major building renovations will follow after final approval from state and national historic registry authorities which are currently reviewing an application for the site's inclusion on the state and national historic registries. According to Blair, the nomination process should be completed in early 2014. His team has already successfully completed part one of the process and received preliminary recommendations for inclusion on the historic registries.
Project renderings, brochures and site leasing materials are available at www.camillusmills.com. To speak directly with one of the members of the development team, the number to call is 315-707-4471.