D1 Training nears completion in Fairport

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Empire Commercial Construction, a retail-specific company of regional general contractor Taylor — The Builders, is completing construction of the new D1 Training location at the redeveloped century-old factory building in the village of Fairport that once held the American Can Co.

The redevelopment is led by Rochester-based Donohoe Management, with leasing directed by Caliber Commercial Brokerage. Empire and Interior Architects teamed for design and construction of the 7,600 square foot interior tenant build-out located at 25 Parce Ave. and 75 N. Main St.

“It’s an honor having the opportunity to team up with D1, and offer community members and athletes access to top-notch training and PT in a nationally recognized program,” said Jayne Penepent, president of Empire Commercial Construction. “Providing community members and professional athletes a mutually beneficial space to train really shows the diverse, one-of-a-kind atmosphere D1 Training provides.”

The new facility features the same synthetic turf and weights used by professional and collegiate sports teams. Multiple seating options for viewing will exist, as well as locker rooms and retail centers.

Canco, established in 1908, was the backbone of the community’s industrial growth through the late 1980s. The Historic Cannery project features improvements to the exterior, including construction of a 6,780 square foot elevated boardwalk to provide direct pedestrian accessibility to all building tenants. Further demolition, abatement and renovations of the 61,000 square feet created tenant spaces, rooftop deck, loading dock area, courtyard and over 200 parking spaces.