Letter from City Hall asking for community input.
|The City of Rochester is working with Highland Planning to gather community perspectives and input about two City-owned sites that were planned for new Rochester Police Department (RPD) Section Offices and Neighborhood Service Centers (NSCs) on Lake Avenue at Ridge Rd. and East Main Street near North Goodman St.|
For more information about the history of these sites, you can read this document or watch this video, which contain high-level information on the history of these sites.
Since 2015, the City has invested significant time and resources in these sites, however, the events of 2020 prompted City Council to put the City’s redevelopment plans on hold. Today, the City is seeking community perspectives to inform how to move forward with these sites.
There are several ways for you to share your perspectives and input.
Survey: an online survey is available here.
Open-House Meetings: There will be two in-person public meetings, one for the Lake Ave site and one for the East Main site. These events will be held outdoors in an open-house format for COVID safety (with option to move indoors due to inclement weather). You can pre-register for the in person meetings at the links below:
EastMain Site Meeting, September 2nd 5:30pm-7:00pm
Lake Ave Site Meeting, September 16th 5:30pm-7:00pm
Virtual Meetings: There will be two virtual public meetings as well, one for the Lake Ave site and one for the East Main site. You can pre-register for the virtual meetings at the links below:
East Main Site Virtual Meeting, September 9th 5:30pm-7:00pm
Lake Ave Site Virtual Meeting, September 21st 5:30pm-7:00pm
For more information, visit: www.cityofrochester.gov/LakeAveEastMainSites
M. André Primus
Highland Planning LLC
The Festival of the Arts is returning September 18 to fill Linear Garden with art and crafts vendors, delicious food, and family fun. Learn more and sign up to be a vendor.
This year’s flower sale to benefit neighborhood beautification efforts will be held on Saturday, May 8. See the flier and form below for details.
The League of Women Voters of the Greater Rochester Metropolitan Area and the North Winton Village Association invite you to hear from New York state senate candidates Samra Brouk and Christopher Missick. The event will take place online through Zoom, on Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
To register for the candidate forum, visit www.lwv-rma.org.
Updated Wednesday, 12/3
Come celebrate the season with our neighborhood businesses and organizations on Saturday, December 7 from about noon until 8 p.m., as they offer snacks, cocoa, discounts, and surprises throughout the day. See the poster and map below for details.
New additions to the schedule include:ROC Physical Therapy, P. C.Saturday December 7th 12-4 p.m. at 1225 Atlantic Ave in the lower level suite.Dr. Mike will be providing injury consultations and screenings on a first come, first serve basis as well as scheduling appointments. Those who sign up for Physical Therapy or a Sports Performance/Work Out Session in person will receive a 25% discount on all sessions and be entered to win a free initial session for yourself or family/friend.There will also be a sign up and raffle to win 3 FREE Cold Laser treatments for any aches and pains you may be dealing with.“Check in” on Facebook at ROC Physical Therapy while you are here and be entered to win a FREE Running Analysis!Come see what Focused Attention and Accelerated Healing at ROC Physical Therapy can do for you!Joe Bean Coffee Roasters565 Blossom Rd. (in the Blossom Business Center)Open Saturday 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.FREE Holiday Coffee Tastinghosted by our Roasting Team11 a.m. – 1 p.m.Main Place Tavern1899 Main St.drink specials 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.16 oz. Hazy Little Thing IPA draft $3.5016 oz. cans of PBRs for $2.25Fireball and Rumple Minze $2.751 p.m. – 3 p.m.snack on some meatballs and other bar treatsMore than a Hair Cut Barber Shop253 Winton Rd.Stop in to get specials
By: Chris Clemens
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