Southwest Rochester Riverfront Planning Committee

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Southwest Rochester  Riverfront Planning Committee

Southwest Rochester Riverfront Planning Steering Committee is composed of PLEX members and community stakeholders. All are interested in the past and present use of the PLEX neighborhood and waterfront, as well as its future development.

Members: 11
Latest Activity: Feb 6, 2015

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Your input is needed! If you live in or near the PLEX neighborhood (especially between the River and S. Plymouth)

Started by Joan Roby-Davison. Last reply by Judi Baker Oct 4, 2011. 1 Reply

What are your thoughts?  Dreams?  Vision? In five years, what would you like to see along the river, between Ford Street and Brooks Landing? What would you keep?  What would you change? Let's start…Continue

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Comment by Mary D'Alessandro on February 6, 2015 at 4:26am

I like horse drawn carriages.  One of my bucket items is to have a horse drawn sleigh pick me up at home during a snow storm and take me thru Genessee Valley Park.

Comment by Mary D'Alessandro on February 6, 2015 at 4:23am

I'd like to places to eat, little specialty shops.  A place for boaters to dock and walk around our city.  A boat launch would be nice. We shoud try and mimic the small towns along the canal that bring in alot of tourism.  A information center would be useful for everyone.  Boaters would sspend a couple days if there were restrooms with showers.  With the river right off the canal we could attract that tourism to shop and spend money in our community thus producing jobs.

Comment by Joan Roby-Davison on September 19, 2013 at 11:15am

I'm attaching the powerpoint presentation from the 9/10/13 update meeting for those who were unable to attend (or anyone who wants to know the status).

Also, check out the City News article on the same topic at PLEX Progress!

VacOil BOA_PLEX Status Meeting_9.10.13.pdf

Comment by Joan Roby-Davison on December 8, 2011 at 4:37pm

The PLEX Charrette is the star of this article in City News this week! 

NEIGHBORHOODS-PLEX-planning-its-revival

Comment by Joan Roby-Davison on October 31, 2011 at 11:58pm

Please join your neighbors on a tour of the Vacuum Oil Brownfield Opportunity Area this Saturday, November 5th starting at 12:30pm.

The area coincides with the PLEX-Southwest Rochester Riverfront Charrette boundaries. The tour will be guided by design professionals and architects from the Rochester Regional Community Design Center who will highlight the features of the natural and built environment. See the land area first-hand and begin to envision how the area could be redeveloped after the brownfield clean-up.

Departure from Boulder Coffee (Brooks and Genesee) at 12:30pm. The route will cover about three miles at a relaxed pace on paved surfaces. There is a short segment involving a mild incline.

Nov 05 Tour Route draft.pdf

Comment by Eleanor Coleman on October 22, 2011 at 7:16am

I would like to see a focus on tourism.  Horse-drawn carriages that show folks the rich history of that area (Freedom Trails, Civil War history, Susan B Anthony Historic District, Frederick Douglass Resource Center, Mt. Olivet Church, etc.).  Poop bags on the horses so we can support the community gardens with compost.  Use the carriages to deliver produce to neighbors who have difficulty getting out of their homes.  

 

Establishing "outdoor classrooms" for our youth; opportunities to learn about natural habitats for water fowl, Brownfield remediation, economic development, gentrification, etc.  It is VERY CLEAR that our disconnected youth are better served educationally by having hands-on educational experiences; lets create that setting and use our own riverfront as one of those classrooms.  The UR being our neighbor is a big bonus and opportunity for reciprocal education; students could learn from students.

 

Maintaining access for residents on the riverfront is also key.  Promoting biking, hiking, roller blading, cross country skiing, etc.  Making sure the paths are safe (adequate lighting).  This would not only increase the "playability" areas for youth and families, it would positively impact the epidemic of obesity in our culture.

 

That's all I have at 7:15 on a Saturday morning.  I'm sure I'll have more later.

 

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