The Pike Company


Location: City of Rochester, Monroe County
Client: The Pike Company
Project Type: Commercial
Completed: Summer 2018
Engineers: Lucas Bushen


Project Description:

In 2013 the Pike Company acquired LeCesse Construction and began planning to move the LeCesse offices downtown, next door to their main headquarters at 1 Circle Street. In addition to renovating the historic building, Pike HQ needed additional parking to account for the increase in staff.

This was accomplished by demolishing the long abandoned Staub’s Cleaners building and converting to surface parking. This was a fairly involved process, as Staub’s was an EPA designated Superfund site with known cleaning waste contaminated soils and groundwater. We worked with a 3rd party environmental engineer to remove the contaminated material and implement a monitoring system underneath the proposed parking lot.

The site improvements also included standard center city pedestrian accommodations, drainage, and landscaping. We assisted in guiding the project through the City of Rochester review and approval process, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for the environmental cleanup process, and the New York State Department of Transportation for a partial right-of-way abandonment of Circle Street.

Updates to Pike’s storage yard at the previous Otis Lumber site were also included in the project. Multiple buildings were demolished, including a dilapidated historic building, which involved working and cooperating with the City’s historic preservation staff. Pike also provided an easement to the City of Rochester to accommodate potential future pedestrian connection over the railroad to the Public Market.