Monday, June 6, 2016

Week Ahead: Events for the week of June 6

Posted By on Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 9:39 AM

Edgewater Resources will hold a community information session on the proposed mixed-use development at the Port of Rochester from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, at the Port Terminal Building, 1000 N. River Street. 

City staff from the departments of Environmental Services and Neighborhood and Business Development will also participate in the session.

Edgewater Resources has been selected to develop 2.8 acres of city-owned land in the new Marina Zoning District between North River Street and Lake Avenue as a mix of residential and commercial uses.

The company has submitted a revised site plan for the proposal, which includes a 69-room hotel, 27 condominiums, and retail spaces. The city has opened a 20-day public comment period on the proposal, which ends June 15.

Edgewater will provide drawings and architectural renderings of the proposed project at the meeting and company representatives will be available to answer questions. City employees will be available to discuss the site plan review process and the city’s public investment at the new marina and the Port Terminal Building. SG Marina, the city’s marina operator, will also be available to discuss marina operations.

To view the site plan: Written comments on the proposal can be mailed to the Bureau of Planning and Zoning, City Hall, 30 Church St., Rochester, NY, 14614. Or e-mail to

A public hearing will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, on a proposed new housing project, Cobbs Hill Village, at 645 Norris Drive across from Lake Riley. 

Rochester Management wants to build a four-story, 52-unit affordable apartment complex, but the project has raised concerns that it will alter the character of Cobbs Hill Park and block views. 

Tuesday's meeting is at New Life church, at the corner of Monroe Avenue and Rosedale Street. 

City Council’s review of Mayor Lovely Warren’s proposed 2016-2017 budget continues this week. Warren has proposed a $517 million plan that increases spending but lowers taxes for homeowners and businesses.

Council will hold hearings from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7. Council sets aside a block of time to publicly review the budget of each city department:

• Neighborhood and Business Development, 9:35 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.;
• Information Technology, 11:20 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.;
• Finance, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
• Police Department, 3:05 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• Emergency Communications, 4:35 p.m. to 5 p.m.

A hearing on the Rochester City School District's proposed 2016-2017 budget will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8. Council will hold a joint public hearing on the budget with the Rochester school board at 5:30 p.m. the same day. 

All of the meetings/hearings will take place in Council chambers at City Hall, 30 Church Street. BY CHRISTINE CARRIE FIEN 

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