Midtown Parcel on Main

The Midtown Parcel on Main is a one-acre shovel-ready site located in the center of downtown, at 275 East Main Street.  This is the most strategically located, highly visible site in downtown.  It is possibly the most significant of the remaining downtown development parcels. The primary goal for development of this site includes contribution to the vision for a vibrant and walkable downtown.  The site is deal for mixed use residential, entertainment, retail, or hospitality/hotel and is surrounded by walkable public streets on three sides, and a public open space on the fourth side. Also making this site ideal for redevelopment is an underground truck tunnel that serves the site, offering off-street loading and service operations.

If you are interested in this site, please submit an Expression of Interest. Most City-owned properties are sold through a process that starts with a Request for Proposal (RFP). For a list of current RFPs, and to learn more about the RFP process, click HERE. 

 Pictometry - Midtown Parcel on Main

Picture - Midtown Parcel on Main

Site Information

Address:  275 E Main St; 40 Cortland St; 

Size of Site:  1.17 Acres

Zoning:  Midtown Urban Renewal District/CCD-T Center City District - Tower

Neighborhood: Downtown

Opportunity Zone: Yes

Appraised Value (as of 2014): $1,050,000

For more site details, see the Rochester Property Info Application.

For information about nearby investments and community/city plans, see the Projects and Plans Application


Relevant Documents (click to download)

Midtown Parcels Instrument Survey (2012)

Phase I ESA Former Seneca Building (2012)

Phase I ESA for Midtown Plaza (2008)


Distance to Nearby Locations

Adjacent to Liberty Pole Plaza and Midtown Commons

1/8 Mile to Transit Center

1/2 Mile to Amtrak Train Station

3/4 Miles to Monroe Community College - Downtown Campus

1/4 Mile to the Genesee Riverway Trail and ROC the Riverway Investments

2 Miles to University of Rochester

4 Miles to Greater Rochester Airport

5 3/4 Miles to Rochester Institute of Technology







Additional Information

For more information about this site, contact Paul Scuderi, Director of Real Estate at (585) 428-7527, or Paul.Scuderi@CityofRochester.Gov.

For more information about Rochester's City-owned, Market Ready Strategic Development Sites, click HERE