Rochester 2034 - A Comprehensive Plan for the City

 
 
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About the Comprehensive Plan 

Rochester 2034 is a 15-year comprehensive plan to improve our community leading up to our 200th birthday. The Plan covers a wide variety of topics, from housing and transportation to economic growth and historic preservation. Each topic includes Goals and Strategies that are aligned with an overarching community Vision and set of Guiding Principles. Overall, the Plan presents a blueprint for growth and development, with three main themes carried throughout - positioning Rochester for growth, placemaking, and social and economic equity.

The initial Draft of Rochester 2034 was released in May of 2019. The plan has been revised to a Final Draft form after recieving several hundred comments from the community. 

 

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Appendices

The following links below can be used to access the appendices of Rochester 2034. Some of these appendices include technical studies commissioned to inform Rochester 2034. 

 

Interactive Tools

  • Placemaking Plan Map (draft) - A map of all the proposed Character Areas and place-based recommendations in Initiative Area 2, the Placemaking Plan
  • Master Action Plan - Come back in November 2019 for an updated version of the Master Action Plan.

 

Community Engagement Process

Community engagement is vital to crafting an effective and responsive long-range plan. Involving a community in planning for its future creates a sense of excitement, hopefulness, and ownership. This engagement is a valuable outcome of a successful planning project. To view a summary of the full community engagement process, Click HERE.

First Round of Community Engagement (2016-2017) 

The first round of community engagement involved a survey which garnered more than 1,250 responses, and multiple quadrant-based community meetings. To download a summary of this round of community engagement, click HERE

Second Round of Community Engagement (2018)

The second round of community engagement occurred from January-September of 2018. This process involved City staff going out into the community to meet with every neighborhood association in the City, meeting with topic-based stakeholder groups, attending pop-up events at festivals, universities, and the public market, and receiving more than 3,000 survey responses from the community on priority issues that should be included in the plan. See the list below for engagement summaries and materials used in outreach:

Third Round of Community Engagement (Spring and Summer 2019)

Mayor Warren released the draft of Rochester 2034 for community review on May 16, 2019 at a community celebration that included over 300 people. Over the next three months, the community was invited to view and comment on the Plan online, at libraries, recreation centers, Neighborhood Service Centers, and at five community meetings held throughout Rochester. During the comment period, city planners met with many stakeholder groups (advocacy groups, non-profits, industry experts, etc.), neighborhood groups, and City Hall professionals. See the list below for engagement summaries and materials used in outreach:

 

Final Round of Community Engagement (Fall 2019)

The Final Draft of Rochester 2034 was presented to the Planning Commission on 9/9/19. After the Commission and the community have had a month to review the final draft, along with a report that summarizes the substantive revisions, the Commission will hold a public hearing on October 7th at their regularly scheduled meeting.  At this meeting, they will deliberate on a recommendation to City Council.  After the Commission makes a recommendation about the Plan, it moves through the City Council process which affords the community another month to review the Plan. To see when these meetings are scheduled, go to the City Calendar.

 

Links to Other City Planning Projects and Initiatives

 

Questions / Information / Comments

For more information about this project contact Dorraine Kirkmire, Manager of Planning at (585) 428-6698 or Dorraine.kirkmire@cityofrochester.gov .