Squeezed nonprofit to buy bigger building for $1.3 million
A popular Rochester nonprofit with space issues is closing on the purchase of a $1.3 million office building this week.
Family Service Rochesteris buying the former Re/Max Resultsheadquarters at 4600 18th Avenue N.W. The Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Re/Max Results moved out the 24-year-old building last summer, when its new complex at 4123 26th St. N.W. was completed.
The nonprofit provides services such as child welfare, family stability, mental health and individual and couples counseling as well as managing the local Meals on Wheels program.
"We've been out of space and exploring options for the last few years," said FSR Executive Director Scott Maloney. "It will double our square footage and give us conference room space that we don't currently have."
Family Service Rochester has been based in the former Home Federal Savings Bankbuilding at 1110 Sixth St. NW on Civic Center Drive by Barlow Plazafor 13 years.
Maloney estimated his 28 office team members could move to the new location by early June, if the renovation goes as planned this spring. Family Service Rochester has 85 employees overall.
"We like the neighborhood and the location," he added. "That location also accommodates our parking needs, which has been stretched for years."
Braasch Commercial Real Estateis handling the deal. FSR is buying the complex from Rochester developer John Klopp's High Springs Inc.Klopp's firm bought the 24-year-old building in November for $1.1 million.
While Family Service Rochester works on its plan for the move, the next step is sell its current location. Maloney says an offer is pending for the former bank building. It is listed for $1.3 million.
— Jeff Kiger