Reconnecting to Rochester's Center City
Downtown Rochester has been the hub of the Genesee-Finger Lakes Region for nearly 200 years. It has seen many changes during that history. Now, more than any other time in the past half century, broad national, social, cultural, economic and demographic trends are coalescing to bring renewed energy to cities. A new generation is reconnecting with their downtowns. Rochester realizes the importance of a vibrant Center City and is dedicated to making decisions that will produce a high quality of urban life that its citizens are proud of and that is attractive to 21st century entrepreneurial talent and investment.
Updating the 2002 Center City Master Plan
The Center City Master Plan was first adopted in 2002. Since that time many development projects, political and market changes, budget issues and other events have affected Center City. The update of the Center City Master Plan provides an opportunity to listen to the public and downtown stakeholders and understand their views on the future of downtown Rochester.
Center City Survey
Thank you to all who took the survey earlier this year. The results can be found here. Thank you very much for your time and input towards making downtown Rochester a better place!
We held many meetings from January to March, including a downtown residents meeting, a public open house, focus group meetings, and presentations to business associations and neighborhood groups. The next round of public engagement will be in September-October. Please send us your ideas on how to tell people about the Center City Master Plan. Are you part of, or do you know of a group that would like to hear about the plan? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Center City 3D Model
Learn about the new Center City 3D model!
Frequently Asked Questions about Center City, the Master Plan, and the update process:
What is the Center City Master Plan?
What boundaries defined the Center City Master Plan?
How will the City use the Center City Master Plan?
Timeline of Completion
Other Center City Planning Efforts
Community Planning Efforts
Comments or questions related to the Center City Master Plan Update should be emailed to email@example.com, or sent to:
Center City Master Plan
Bureau of Planning and Zoning
City Hall Room 125B
30 Church Street
Rochester, NY 14614