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Governor Hochul Announces Transformational Projects for Rochester as Part of $10 Million Downtown Revitalization Initiative

Five Downtown Revitalization Projects to Enhance Rochester's Vibrant Culture

$10 Million Downtown Revitalization Initiative is Part of a Strategic Goal to Enrich the Community, Promote Business and Create Housing Opportunities

Renderings of Projects Available Here

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced five transformational projects in the City of Rochester as part of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative Award. The Awards will leverage the community's significant redevelopment investments with new infill projects and redevelopment of historic properties. Renderings of the Rochester revitalization projects are available here.

"Through the Downtown Revitalization Initiative, we are helping ensure our local partners have the resources they need to enhance New York's downtowns," Governor Hochul said. "With this $10 million award, we are ushering in a new era for Rochester and creating more opportunity for residents as we make the community a better place to live, work and play."

The City of Rochester's revitalization is focused on creating an enhanced sense of place with renewed activity and liveliness. The Awards will transform the Downtown Revitalization Initiative by adding housing, lodging accommodations, commercial spaces and public infrastructure improvements.

The investments are part of the Governor's ongoing efforts to revitalize the economy and create more opportunities within the Finger Lakes Region. The Downtown Revitalization Initiative is led by the Department of State providing technical assistance as each participating community develops a Strategic Investment Plan identifying specific projects with a unique vision for the revitalization of the downtown area.

Read the full press release here.