Foodie Challenge 2017

Victor Figueroa WINS the first FOODIE CHALLENGE! Victor prepared Puerto Rican-y Cheeseburger Empanada w Passion Fruit Chili Sauce – DELISH! He strolls home with both the People’s Choice and freshLAB Selection Committee prizes.

Much appreciation to the People’s Choice abundant gift basket sponsors:

Batavia Restaurant Supply ; GLOW YMCA ; The HIDDEN DOOR ; Oliver’s Candies & The YnGODESS Shop

Victor will be attending the freshLAB Boot Camp tuition FREE! Slated to begin in October, freshLAB has coordinated a restaurant ownership Boot Camp featuring industry instructors, business specialists and two more tasting presentations to hone kitchen skills while testing a profitable menu.



Check out the Invest BuffaloNiagara BLOG featuring Genesee County!


Batavia city management unveiled the 2018 budget with an overview presentation to City Council.  For the first time, the budget is built around a single 5-year goal to realize $100 million of investment in the City in the next five years.  To put this in perspective, the City Manager said there had been almost this amount invested over the past decade, so management is actually suggesting the City DOUBLE its speed of investment.  The budget introduced four priorities to achieve that goal:  FOCUS on growth, Organizational Excellence, Neighborhood Investment and BIG Collaborative Projects.

The Batavia Development Corporation is a proud partner to achieve the City’s ambitious goal. To see the City Manager’s Budget Message, click here,

NEWBERRY PLACE general contracting bid was awarded to Thompson Builds. Work is on schedule to deliver commercial occupancy November 2017, residential tenancy early 2018. 

THANK YOU to all bidding participants: Erie Contracting, Gautieri Constructors, Javen Construction, LeFrois Builders, Thompson Builds & Whitney East.

Newberry Place, is an historic renovation and conversion of Batavia’s former JJ Newberry store into the freshLAB restaurant incubator and new upper floor apartments at 109-111 Main Street.

Bet on Batavia VIDEO showcases our community and priority projects.

Logo_BataviaPTP_Purple An unprecedented Batavia Pathway to Prosperity policy was instituted in March 2016 following months of dialogue between City and County officials. Each taxing jurisdiction agreed to repurpose a share of future payments on lieu of tax to leverage private investment made in the City’s central corridor, a unique incentive to advance redevelopment. A five partner strategic alliance was born for program implementation between Genesee County, City of Batavia, Batavia City School District, GCEDC and BDC.


Ask us about the BATAVIA OPPORTUNITY AREA and our other strategic redevelopment sites.


freshLAB_Logo_2C      Opening 2017!

freshLAB brochure 2017

The Batavia Development Corporation (BDC) works to improve the quality of life within the City of Batavia through planning, collaboration and programming that will encourage retention and development of small business, promote additional and maximum employment opportunities, retain and enhance the community’s fiscal base and attract new business through research-based marketing and brownfield redevelopment.

The BDC is an independent organization that has assisted small businesses within the City of Batavia since 1994.

Today, the BDC is focused on attracting partners to redevelop underutilized real estate in the City’s central business district while fostering an entrepreneurial business climate. As such, the BDC has the authority to seek loans and grants from governmental agencies, especially where a local or community development corporation is the only acceptable applicant so as to benefit the community citizens and business enterprises at all levels of commerce, industrial, commercial, retail.

Batavia Development Corporation
Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:30AM – 4:30PM
(585) 345 6380