RocLinks 6/11/16

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Looking towards the Hungerford Building in EMMA [PHOTO: Rochester Municipal Archives]

     By       Matthew Denker

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

Big Plans, Small Nabe

EMMA doesn't seem to like a bunch of one bedroom apartments coming to the neighborhood, but Home Leasing     is going ahead

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with a pretty big project for a small neighborhood. I've often thought that this is a neighborhood with an incredible amount of potential, but like many neighborhoods in Rochester, it lacks the density to attract the amenities that the people living there want. With a rather sizable stable of vacant lots, a few too many large private parking lots, and a general focus on other parts of the city, it could still be a while.


St. John Fisher is planning to     build a sizable new chapel

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on campus. No images, but for that amount of money, it should be pretty nice. Groundbreaking is in July.

Ongoing Dumpster Fire(s)

The D&C asks     whatever happened to the Irondequoit Mall?

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Spoiler alert: it's still a rotting husk in limbo. You should scout the article, though, because they have some lovely history of the building/complex over the years too.

Calling all Artists!

The City     released an RFP

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looking for artists to submit designs for public art to be installed near Brooks Landing. If this sounds up your alley, I highly encourage you to do so. If you need help writing a proposal, you know where to find me.

Crime Watch

There has been a recent     spate of criminal activity

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over at Blossom and Winton. Be safe out there.

Take a Seat

And finally, Reconnect Rochester has a spectacular story about a     do-it-yourself transportation improvement.

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I don't want to spoil the fun, but I commend the guys on their ingenuity.    * * *

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