RocLinks 3/10/16

RocLinks 3/10/16

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 10, 2016 and can be found here.

103 Court Street Sketch [PHOTO: Hanlon Architects/Morgan Development Comida Application]

     By       Matthew Denker

Hard to believe it's been almost an entire year, but we're back (expect future RocLinks on Saturdays), and it's time to roll! From local development to just plain news of the weird, here are your RocLinks for this past week...

Charlotte Street - Full Circle Part Duex

In     the last RocLinks    , you may recall we discussed Charlotte Square. Well it's happening in a hurry, and you can follow along on     the live webcam

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that Home Leasing has setup. I'm particularly a fan as it lets me follow along from all the way out here in Colorado.

50 Ways to Leave your Apartment

DHD has been hard at work on adding apartments to 50 Chestnut (another item from the most recent RocLinks last year), and they     recently announced

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that units will be available starting in early July. The pricing seems generous compared to other downtown units coming online, considering they expect to have 1 bedrooms that include heat and electric topping out at $1300 a month. It's certainly unlikely you'll find something in Tower280 nee Midtown for that.

And Speaking of Midtown

Short and sweet - you owe it to yourself to check out     the photo gallery of Canstruction Rochester

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over on Facebook

That Court Street Thing

So it looks like that building on Court Street is happening.     Here's a recent update.

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Say what you will about it blocking access to the subway (maybe not good, although access could be better provided from across the river) or displacing homeless people (definitely not good if there isn't some other sort of sheltered option for them), but as for demanding more greenspace, in the immortal words of Hall and Oates, "I can't go for that." Look, there is an unused park next to an unused park one block north of here (and one of those two parks COULD have been apartments, but there were demands for greenspace, which is now unused); there is all of Washington Square Park one block east of here; and Genesee Riverside Park is half a mile south connected to this site by a trail. Please, everyone, stop with the greenspace fluff, and just say you don't want anything built anywhere already.

I Know this Song is About Me

And finally, a tiny little selfish plug. The Rochester Preservation Board     approved the house

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(pdf) my wife and I have been working on at 37 Eagle Street for the past year and a half. I'll be writing more about the process in the near future, but I'd like to thank all of the readers here for their support.    * * *

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!

Chris Gemignani

Chris Gemignani

Rochester, NY, USA