ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) – Elmira College, along with the Rochester-based Riedman Companies, have announced plans for new residential housing units for students attending Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM).

“Six67 College Avenue” will have a four-story residential building with 115 apartments on property adjacent to the college, which officials say will help meet the housing needs of medical students attending LECOM in Elmira next year.

”This collaboration with Riedman Companies will provide housing for LECOM students in a location that is convenient to the LECOM building as well as the Elmira College facilities that LECOM students will be utilizing,” said Elmira College President, Dr. Charles Lindsay. “We look forward to the vibrancy of the ‘Six67 College Avenue’ residents utilizing our spaces on campus and enjoying the growing development in Elmira’s downtown area.”

Officials say the new development will offer studios, one and two bedroom apartments with amenities including a tech hub, coffee bar, officers, bike storage and a fitness area.

“The City of Elmira is excited to welcome Riedman Companies,” said Elmira Mayor Dan Mandell. “They have a reputation of building high quality housing. Our city thanks Riedman Companies for helping to continue our resurgence.”

This will be Riedman Companies' first project tin Elmira. Other properties owned by the developer in the Southern Tier include Fairlawn Hills in Hornell and Academy, Woodsedge and 176 Denison in the Corning-Painted Post area.

“We already have a great relationship with LECOM in Erie P.A. providing housing to professional medical students at several Riedman properties,” said President David Riedman. “Elmira College and LECOM chose to collaborate with Riedman because of the success we already established in that market. It was a natural fit.”
Construction of the 140,000 square foot building is expected to begin in April with students moving in by 2021. Final completion is set for 2022.

Dr. Richard Terry, LECOM at Elmira Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, said, “ “We are delighted that LECOM at Elmira has been a catalyst for the development of quality, affordable housing for our students within walking distance to the medical school. The housing development that is occurring in the city as a result of LECOM at Elmira will most certainly improve the quality of life in our community.”