More signs of development in DMC’s Downtown Waterfront sub-district have taken shape. The Lofts at Mayo Park, a 29-unit housing development, will soon offer new housing options – short- and long-term, furnished and unfurnished – to visitors and residents of Rochester.
DMC Corporation board members, DMC Economic Development Agency (EDA) staff, and city leaders were given a tour of the site in late October.
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A proposed housing project near Rochester’s downtown is moving ahead with the support of neighbors and the City Planning and Zoning Commission.
North Rock Real Estate, representing ownership group GZ East Center Street LLC, laid out plans Wednesday for the Riverwalk Downtown City Apartments, a six-story, 149-unit apartment building. The building would replace homes on four parcels on East Center Street, on the east side of the entrance to Mayo Field.
A $21.3 million plan to expand the Chateau Theatre is headed to the Rochester City Council later this month for approval.
Called Option E, the plan by Miller Dunwiddie Architecture calls for expanding the theater east into the alley and excavating below the existing footprint of the building to add a lower level. Denita Lemmon, a Miller Dunwiddie associate principal, presented the proposed plan to the Chateau Theatre Re-use Task Force on Tuesday.
The alley expansion, Lemmon said, is to enlarge the theater’s lobby space. The entrance and lobby would be on the south side of the building, facing the Peace Plaza, with theater seats facing a stage on the north end of the theater.
There’s a new addition to DMC’s Waterfront District with the construction of a new housing option downtown. The Lofts at Mayo Park is a 29-unit housing complex. It will offer both short and long-term leasing for people visiting for health care and residents of Rochester.
Tuesday, DMCC board members and city leaders were given a tour of the site. It’s a $9.5 million project. The real-estate trust behind the building said DMC didn’t dictate the process but instead approved what was done.