Ontario Specialty Contracting Inc. has been awarded the demolition and site preparation contract for downtown Rochester's oft-discussed Midtown Plaza project.
Ontario Specialty bid $9.6 million for the work. The contract was awarded Tuesday by the Empire State Development Corp.'s board of directors.
The Midtown Plaza is being razed to make way for a $90 million project anchored by the headquarters Paetec Holding Corp. and the Rochester Broadway Theater League's performing arts center.
Buffalo-based Ontario Specialty was the lowest of 11 bidders for the demolition and site preparation work.
Some of the work could begin next month.
Ontario Specialty expects the demolition work to last well into next year.