City of Batavia, New York

Opportunity Zones

Two Brownfield Opportunity Area sites (the Batavia City Centre and the Harvester Campus) are located in designated Opportunity Zone Census Tracts and are primed for redevelopment.  Multiple different uses including housing, office, warehouse, commercial business have been identified for these campuses.  Along with the Opportunity Zone investment, these properties have the ability to access many other incentives including tax credits, CBDG grants, property tax abutments and PILOT Increment Financing (PIF) funding for public infrastructure.



Harvester Campus Redevelopment Concept

City Centre Redevelopment Concept

Batavia Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Study- Key FindingsLink to Report

Space needs in the BOA:

  • 400,000 Sq. Ft. of industrial warehouse space
  • 240,000 Sq. Ft. of new housing
  • 30,000 Sq. Ft. of office
  • 18,000 Sq. Ft. of medical
  • 8,000 Sq. Ft. of retail
  • Boutique upscale hotel

Batavia DRI Investment StrategyLink to Document Here

Genesee County Housing Needs StudyLink to Document Here

Opportunity Zones in Batavia.  Census Tract 9506 and Census Tract 9510




About Batavia

The City of Batavia is the second largest City in the Finger Lakes region, situated directly between Buffalo and Rochester, New York.  The City has a diverse economy of healthcare, manufacturing, financial services, government services, and retail.

Like many Northeastern cities Batavia has lost population over the last decade with a 4.8% loss since 2010.  The peak population of the City of Batavia  was 18,210 in 1960.  Many factors contributed to the loss of population; however, Batavia is working hard to reserve this trend and attract millennial’s, families and retirees to the City, and especially the downtown.  New market rate housing projects are moving forward, Main Street building owners are investing in upper-floor high-end apartments, and rehabilitating retail space.  Over the last year, current homeowners are increasing spending on home according to residential permitting data.

To further advance Batavia revitalization efforts, eight downtown projects will receive development funding through Governor Cuomo’s $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI).  The projects will be completed within the next five years and have drawn additional investment interest into the City.  Other sites primed for investment are located in the urban core district as part of the Batavia Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) redevelopment strategy.



Contact Tammy Hathaway, Director of Economic Development to learn more about investment opportunities!

Tammy Hathaway
Office: 585-345-6380
Email: [email protected]
One Batavia City Centre
Batavia, NY 14020