Neighborhood Preservation- Neighborhood Service Centers

Daisy Algarin, Director

Daisy Algarin, NSC Director

A message from the Director

The Neighborhood Service Centers (NSCs) are based on the notion that the best way of responding to neighborhood issues is by teaming residents  with City staff to devise and achieve effective solutions.

This approach brings City government closer to its citizens and their neighborhoods so that quality of life issues can be addressed quickly and effectively.

About the NSCs

The City of Rochester has been divided into the four (4) geographic quadrants, each with its own Neighborhood Service Center. Each quadrant in the city also has its own Quadrant Team, an interdepartmental team of professionals dedicated to improving the quality of life in their assigned area. These cross-functional teams are intended to directly solve problems, establish community partnerships, and promote strength and growth in city neighborhoods. Teams meet regularly with community representatives to identify and prioritize issues.

Neighborhood Service Centers are based on the notion that the best way of responding to neighborhood issues is by teaming residents with City staff to devise and achieve effective solutions. This approach brings City government closer to its citizens and their neighborhoods so that quality of life issues can be addressed quickly and effectively. 

Business and Neighborhood Presidents Meetings 

The NSC Director meets monthly with neighborhood association and business association Presidents to discuss current topics and concerns effecting the Quality of Life in our four NSC Quadrants.

Download the 2018-19 Neighborhood Presidents Meeting Calendar here>>

Download the 2018-19 Business Presidents Meeting Calendar here>>

Nuisance Advisory Board

The Nuisance Advisory Board (NAB) will oversee the process of reviewing and hearing nuisance cases submitted for review from the City’s Neighborhood Service Centers. Learn More>>

Download the 19-20 Meeting Calendar here

New Business Permit Form

  The Business Permit process starts with completing the new Business Permit form and paying the $25.00 Business Permit fee at 30 Church St,       Rochester, NY in the Permits Office.   Inform the staff at the Permit Office you want to open a business at your business address.   The Permit office will validate your business "use" is approved at your building location.  Next, bring the approved Business Permit form, your receipt, copies all business licenses, copies of owner's and all manager's state or government ID's or licenses to your business's local Neighborhood Service Center to complete the new Business Permit process.   

  If your business has a signed and approved Entertainment or Amusement License from the Rochester Police Department NO Business Permit is required.   If any of these licenses are "pending," a Business Permit is REQUIRED before opening your business.

  All Fire Department, building permits, and Code Enforcement building inspections must be completed at your site. before a business permit can be issued.

  Download a Business Permit Form

 <<Business Permit Legislation Proposed Changes Frequently Asked Questions>> 

 

Neighborhood Service Center Highlights for 2018

2018 was full of challenges, change and honest conversations about the quality
of life for our residents and businesses. The highlights outlined in attached brochure will give you a sense of what we accomplished.

Download the 2018 Highlights Brochure here>>

 

Northwest Neighborhood Service Center
71 Parkway - First Floor
Rochester, NY 14608
(585) 428-7620

Southwest Neighborhood Service Center
923 Genesee Street
Rochester, NY 14611
(585) 428-7630

Northeast Neighborhood Service Center
500 Norton Street
Rochester, NY 14621
(585) 428-7660

Southeast Neighborhood Service Center
320 N Goodman St - Suite 209
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 428-7640

Want to find out which quadrant your home or business is in? Enter an address, or click a location on the map, to determine in which neighborhood service center you are located, and to get contact information.