Hamilton Stern Celebrates Ribbon Cutting at Canal Commons

Canal Commons
Posted On June 27, 2024

Hamilton Stern Celebrates Ribbon Cutting at Canal Commons

Canal Commons, a new affordable and supportive housing community developed by East House, hosted a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, June 25, 2024. Located in the historic Susan B. Anthony neighborhood, Canal Commons was a redevelopment effort that renovated a vacant, five-story former warehouse into a 123-unit apartment building—improving the viability of the Canal Street neighborhood.

Listed on the Landmark Society of Western New York’s “Five to Revive” list in 2020, Hamilton Stern Construction is proud to have been the construction manager on this transformative, historical revitalization project. Complex cleanup, remediation, rehabilitation, and construction were done to breathe new life into the structure. While significant structural repairs were uncovered and addressed on this 170,000 sf building, the project completed ahead of schedule. To add to the community fabric of the building, the building also features an outdoor courtyard and a common area on each floor. Additionally, Canal Commons earned green certifications utilizing clean building materials and energy-efficient features.

Adhering to preservation standards, Hamilton Stern tranformed this historic building into 123 units for people facing a shortage of stable housing or those with mental health or substance abuse disorders. With this next chapter, Canal Commons will contribute to improving the viability of the neighborhood, help expand the mission of East House, and change the Rochester landscape for those facing a shortage of safe, affordable housing.


Hamilton Stern Construction is a full-service construction management firm, general contractor, and design-build consultant located in Pittsford, NY. Established in 2010, we have become a trusted partner with an abundant list of clients spanning diverse projects and industries, including commercial, industrial/manufacturing, higher education, and multi-unit housing. At the center of everything we do is our clients and our people. With a focus on craftsmanship, transparency and collaboration, Hamilton Stern Construction provides exceptional service that exceeds expectations, while fostering a culture of safety, teamwork, quality and innovation.