News Release - One Week Remains for Public Comment on “Rochester 2034” Comprehensive Plan

 City of Rochester

News Release 

(Friday, Aug. 9, 2019) -- City residents and stakeholders have one more week to submit comments on the public draft of “Rochester 2034” the City’s 15-year Comprehensive Plan to guide development and policy decisions leading to the city’s bicentennial year in 2034. The public comment deadline is Aug. 16.

“When Rochester turns 200 years old, we are going to make sure our children and grandchildren live in a city where they can be proud to live, work and play. Rochester 2034 is our roadmap to that city,” said Mayor Lovely A. Warren. “I encourage more people to take advantage of the remaining time in the public comment period to help us develop a vision to manage our city’s growth in way that lets us create more jobs, safer and more vibrant neighborhoods and provides all of our children with a quality education.”

Rochester 2034 covers a wide swath of City services, investment strategies and land-use priorities, including public safety, housing, transportation, job creation, parks and the arts. Each topic includes goals and strategies that are aligned with an overarching community vision and set of guiding principles. Overall, Rochester 2034 presents a blueprint for growth. This is the first Comprehensive Plan to guide city development and policy since 1999, when Mayor William A. Johnson Jr.’s administration adopted “Renaissance 2010.”

After several months of preparation based on extensive community input, the draft comprehensive plan was released to the public in May for a final round of comment. The City hosted a series of community meetings on the draft. So far, more than 200 comments have been submitted. City Council is expected to vote on the final plan in the fall.

Visit to view the plan and submit a comment.


News Media: For more information, contact Press Officer Jessica Alaimo at 428-7135.


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