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Speaking out on Parcel 5

City Council will hold a public forum for Thursday, August 10, to hear comments and concerns about the future development of Parcel 5. The forum starts at 5:30 p.m. and will take place in Council Chambers, in City Hall, 30 Church Street.

Those who want to speak can sign up in advance by calling 428-7538, or can sign up that night in Council Chambers. Comments can also be sent via email to and by mail to City Council, 30 Church Street, Room 301A, Rochester, New York, 14614.

There will also be a pop-up event on Thursday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Parcel 5 (the former Midtown Plaza site), organized by Visionary Square supporters.

The proposal to build a new theater downtown for the Rochester Broadway Theatre League has begun to generate some drama on its, creating suspicion and bringing divisions in the arts community and the political community out into the open.

Tensions build over a new RBTL theater 

Aug 9, 2017
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