IBM Ends Discussions With Rochester Concerning Possible Land Sale
An effort by the City of Rochester to purchase a large tract of undeveloped land from IBM is over, at least for now.
Mike Nigbur, the head of the Park and Forestry division of the Rochester Park Department, has confirmed that IBM has withdrawn from discussions about the potential sale of the property on the south end of the computer giant’s sprawling campus in Rochester.
City officials had earlier stated that IBM wanted to sell the parcel for $5 million and the Park Board recently approved a staff request to seek the City Council’s approval to pursue the possible purchase of the land. The Park Department had been eyeing the property for a future sports complex.