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AIM finds a new home in Elmira

July 6, 20164

building.jpgELMIRA | AIM Independent Living Center has purchased a building in downtown Elmira that will soon become a permanent home for its Elmira office.

AIM is a non-profit agency that operates a wide array of programs and services to help people with disabilities live independently. For many years, AIM has rented spaces for its Elmira office, most recently in the Economic Opportunity Program building at 650 Baldwin St., where AIM has been located since 2013.

AIM recently purchased the building at 350 W. Church St., two blocks west of Langdon Plaza and Wisner Park, for $350,000. The building formerly housed Valicenti Advisory Services. AIM will use 4,000 square feet of the building, and 1,200 square feet will be leased.

AIM is making some upgrades to the building, including a new HVAC system and a new, accessible restroom. AIM plans to move in by Sept. 1. Approximately 15 AIM employees will be located in the new Elmira office.

AIM recently finished a renovation and 1,625-square-foot expansion of its headquarters office at 271 E. First St. in Corning.  The $425,000 project began in September 2015 and the majority of the work was completed in February, with parking and landscaping done this spring. The project included a new conference room, a large room for workstations, several offices, a new restroom and new ramps. There are approximately 35 employees based in the Corning office.

AIM was founded in Corning in 1979. It provides supports and services to people with disabilities, their families and friends, and businesses that serve them. The agency’s primary service area includes Steuben, Chemung, Schuyler and Allegany counties. AIM has smaller offices in Bath, Montour Falls, Hornell and Belmont. Last year, AIM served more than 4,000 people. For more about AIM’s programs, visit