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This rendering done by LaBella Associates shows Main Street properties as they would appear after renovations planned for a McNeil and Co. project.

McNeil campus project coming together

By TYRONE L. HEPPARD
Staff Reporter
Plans by a local company to build a $7.2 million campus in the heart of Historic Downtown Cortland are beginning to come together, following site plan approval Monday night by the city Planning Commission.
Company stakeholder David McNeil and Ed Flynn, planning director for Ithaca-based engineering firm LaBella Associates, asked the commission to approve site plans for the expansion project.
The commission voted 4-1 to approve the project. Commissioner Rafael Felix felt accurate information on the project was not present in a timely manner and voted against the motion. Commissioner Joe McMahon was absent.
In December, McNeil and Co. Inc. received $1.1 million in funding through the latest round of the state’s annual Regional Economic Development Council awards to renovate properties it owns on Main Street, Central Avenue and Church Street.
The approximately $7.2 million project is aimed at expanding the company’s facilities to accommodate growth for the insurance and development companies while retaining a minimum of 100 jobs in the city.

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