Brewery Line Trail

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The ROC the Riverway initiative will consolidate more than two dozen transformative projects along the Genesee River under a single concept to achieve synergy and leverage the value of Rochester’s riverfront. Revitalizing the Genesee River corridor will help fuel our local economy. RTR will serve as a major asset in attracting new jobs and solidifying our identity as a vibrant waterfront community.

Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Warren announced the launch of ROC the Riverway in August 2018 with a $50 million initial State investment. Brewery Line Trail was one of the 13 transformative projects along the Genesee River to receive Phase I funding.

Additional information about the ROC the Riverway initiative can be found at  

This project is also funded in part by a grant through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York


About the Brewery Line Trail Project

The City of Rochester is preparing the design of enhancements of High Falls Terrace Park and the Brewery line Trail along the Genesee River. The project will be the culmination of a coordinated City/State initiative to revitalize the east side of the Genesee River between the Pont de Rennes Bridge and the High Falls Overlook. It will include the rehabilitation of High Falls Terrace Park and that part of the Genesee Riverway Trail within the project area on the gorge edge, which has deteriorated over time.

The outcome of the project will be construction of park improvements to enhance the scenic quality of the waterfront and enhancing views of the High Falls. The improved trail will better serve the increasing demand for access and use of the area. The project will include design of park gateway improvements, including walkways, landform, indigenous plantings, furnishings, lighting, event space, bio retention areas, wayfinding signage, and trail and river railing rehabilitation.

In light of the intensive and increasing use of the Genesee Riverway Trail and the exceptional scenic quality of the waterfront the condition of the parkland has become a blighting influence. Redesign of the function and character of the site is needed to complete the major revitalization effort of the area, meet the current needs of neighborhood and city-wide users, and serve as a scenic asset, consistent with its setting on the waterfront.


Additional Information

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Location Map


Design: Complete Fall 2021
Construction:  Spring 2022 to Fall 2022

Public Participation

Public Meeting #2

A public meeting will be held on July 11, 2019 from 5:30 pm t0 7:30 pm at St Simon's Terrace, 360 St Paul Street.

Public Meeting #1

The project team hosted a Public Meeting on Tuesday, June 4, 2018. The presentation plan display boards can be downloaded below. 


If you have questions or comments concerning the project, contact the City’s project manager, Robin Schutte, Assist. Landscape Architect, Department of Environmental Services - Development Division, at (585) 428-6959 or email him.