RocLinks 4/9/16

RocLinks 4/9/16

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 April 09, 2016 and can be found here.

Tower280 [PHOTO: The Rochesteriat]

     By       Matthew Denker

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

Feel Safe Out There

In what can only be good news, Rochester's crime rate is     at its lowest    in 25 years. No specific reasons were given for the decline, but the continuing trend is welcome.

On the Move

A pair of charter schools in Rochester     are moving to larger locations.

external link

While it's unfortunate to have a few large vacant buildings, I think they'll likely be leased up soon, and it's good that the schools have been so successful.

Wouldn't It Be Nice?

Also of interest this week, the Rochesteriat     takes a look

external link

at potential (desirable?) tenants for the remaining Tower280 commercial space (which isn't getting a grocery store, if you haven't already heard). I'd propose a CityTarget myself (go figure), but the space is about half the square footage of one.

Compatibility Check

In the ongoing tiff between Mark IV and the Village of Pittsford,     things have gotten sloppy.

external link

Something tells me that Pittsford and its residents have a different interpretation of history (and new construction's compatibility with it) that involves far more parking and bricks and far less density and mixed uses than the record might reveal.


And finally, the historic bear fountain in Geneseo has     met it's match

external link

(spoiler, it was a semi). I wish the town the best of luck putting Humpty back together again, because this would be a capital loss.    * * *

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