City Seeks New Name for Midtown Plaza and Street

City Seeks New Name for Midtown Plaza and Street

This article was scraped from Rochester Subway. This is a blog about Rochester history and urbanism has not been published since 2017. The current owners are now publishing link spam which made me want to preserve this history.. The original article was published March 11, 2014 and can be found here.

The City of Rochester is asking the public to name the new street and plaza at the Midtown site. [PHOTO:]

   On Monday we had some fun     climbing to the top of Midtown Tower    . Today we can have some more fun with Midtown. The City of Rochester is asking the public to name the new street and plaza being built at the Midtown site...

You have a chance to name the new plaza (A) and street (B) at Midtown.

   The City's     website

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gives the following details...

"The new street will begin at East Main Street opposite the Liberty Pole and run south to Elm Street (Area B on the map above). The plaza is a .58 acre parcel that lies between S. Clinton Ave. (next to the Windstream building) and the new street. The new plaza is designed to be used for events and everyday enjoyment by Downtown residents, workers and visitors. It includes seating areas, a paved plaza, a lawn area and a grove of trees (Area A on the map above).

Rendering of the new Midtown pedestrian plaza.

Suggestion Guidelines

Names for the new street and the plaza will be accepted thru March 31. Suggested names should be specific to the street and the plaza and relate to Rochester or Rochester's history. Submissions must include a written explanation of why the suggested name is important and include the sources of information provided.

Written explanations must not be more than 400 words. Proposed names may not be of a living person or of someone who has died in the previous year.

To submit a suggestion:

Use the     this on-line form

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. You can also send an email to      [email protected]    , or send mail to:

Midtown Naming Suggestions
   Attn: Jason Haremza
   City Hall Room 125B
   30 Church Street
   Rochester, NY 14614

Rochester plat map from 1935 of midtown area.

   So what do you think? Would you reference old street names? Or choose a figure from Rochester's past? "     McCurdy    Way" perhaps?

Drop your ideas in the comments below... AFTER you submit them officially to the City, of course!

   Unfortunately this story was posted a bit too early and the submission form was not in working order.

If you already submitted your naming ideas, please take a minute to fill out     the form

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one more time, including your name and contact info.

And if you haven't already, you have until March 31 to get your ideas in!

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Chris Gemignani

Chris Gemignani

Rochester, NY, USA