RocLinks 12/20/14

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RocLinks for 12/20/2014. [PHOTO: Allie Osmar Siarto and Matthew Denker]

    By      Matthew Denker

From local development to just plain news of the weird, here are your RocLinks for this past week...

Tech Boom

High Tech Rochester    has chosen to move

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its incubator operation into the Winn-renovated Sibley Building. This is excellent news for downtown, although the inclusion of 'wet' facilities for biotech seems a little over the top.


In what can only be called a wild turn of events,    Pittsford has decided

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they will build a park instead of the large mixed-use development Mark IV had been planning. The announcement is confusing, though, because the park is shown as co-existing with the development in many images, and Mark IV has already gone through the lawsuit process once (and won the right) to build. It's unclear how a park will happen without Mark IV handing the land back over.

You Could Go with This...

You may recall a    recent post   here about Parcel 5 over at Midtown. Well the city managed to get    $100k slipped into a state aid package

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to study putting a PAC here. I can only hope it looks more like Symphony House in Philadelphia, and less like any recent PAC plans for Rochester.

In Service

Did you know Rochester is    ranked third in volunteer hours per capita

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among major US metros?

Arm(ory)ed and Ready

Finally, be sure to watch    this short video

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about the Culver Road Armory.    * * *

As always, use the comments below as open discussion for anything in these links - or let us know if there's a topic you'd like to see us hit more aggressively in future RocLinks. Have a great weekend everyone!

Chris Gemignani

Chris Gemignani

Rochester, NY, USA