Empire State Development, New York’s chief economic development agency, sees Midtown Rising as an important opportunity for downtown revival in Rochester, stimulating additional ventures and job creation. To see this vision complete, ESD provided $55 million for site abatement and demolition and an additional $1 million to secure a contract with Labella Associates.
LaBella Associates, P.C.
LaBella Associates has performed master planning and structural engineering for the Midtown site. LaBella is also responsible for the scoping and design of the project’s streets and infrastructure, resulting in a re-subdivision of the site into development parcels. LaBella prepared the Environmental Impact Statement in addition to their engineering work.
The LiRo Group
LiRo Engineers, Inc. have been assisting with site abatement preparation and demolition.
Walker Parking Consultants was hired to provide Rochester with a professional parking survey of downtown. The survey highlighted the current parking availability, anticipated future demand and ideas to meet that expanded demand for parking in the future.
Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
Cushman & Wakefield provided a collection of pre-development services to project planners. These included a competitive location analysis and development advisory services that detailed likely end uses that would be favorable for tenants and consumers and plan alternatives that had the greatest likelihood of success at the Midtown site.
AECOM contributed to the Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement by providing its findings in a study that investigated the current infrastructure and necessary improvements in Midtown Plaza.
Rochester Downtown Development Corporation
The Rochester Downtown Development Corporation aims to stimulate economic growth in Downtown Rochester. Heidi Zimmer-Meyer is Chair of the Midtown Advisory Committee, a group of local business leaders that provide useful feedback in the redevelopment process.
Ontario Specialty Contracting
Demolition work at the Midtown site is being done by Ontario Specialty Contracting.
Cambria Contracting, Inc.
Cambria Contracting, Inc. was hired to perform site abatement, including the removal of asbestos and other hazardous materials.
Paradigm Environmental Services, Inc.
Paradigm Environmental Services was hired to perform air monitoring services during the abatement project.