When Extra Parking Might Be a Good Thing
Rochester The City of Rochester, New York is seeking developers to transform a portion of a former subway benefits of a tunnel-to-parking retrofit, it must be made clear that Rochester has absolutely no shortage its nostalgic allure, Rochester’s subway is not coming back. The subway hasn’t served any passengers spines of urbanists. But this project may be a surprisingly beneficial way to catalyze redevelopment in Rochester, New York’s recovering downtown. of parking. In fact, perhaps the only parking problem in Rochester is that there is far too much of , Rochester was effectively disemboweled during the relentless transition to an auto-dependent culture. So
Turning “Renewal” into Renaissance: The Transformation of Downtown Rochester
Rochester's challenging past for some further context. After years of mass demolition and auto-oriented are flocking to the center city and it’s looking like Rochester’s dead city streets may find a article today about his hometown of Rochester, NY. Read Austin's previous article about downtown Turning “Renewal” into Renaissance: The Transformation of Downtown Rochester . Together, private and public actors are building the next generation of downtown Rochester. To truly After years of neglect, downtown Rochester has found an unexpected ally: residents. commercial development, downtown Rochester has found an unexpected ally: residents. This comes after
3 Great Rochester Neighborhoods and Why they Work
finally stabilizing after many challenging decades. What's great about Rochester? Growing up in Rochester, you always hear about the world-class colleges and universities, the highly-skilled workforce These Rochester neighborhoods offer simple lessons that every town can employ to improve its economic success and wellbeing. after decades of population loss and economic decline. Take Rochester, New York, a Rust Belt City 3 Great Rochester Neighborhoods and Why they Work , and of course the "Garbage Plate." But an often overlooked asset is Rochester’s stock of great article today about his hometown of Rochester, NY. If you want to make your city better, you have to
What Dallas, Houston, Louisville & Rochester can teach us about widening freeways: Don’t!
space for people, it makes sense to tear out freeways, as Rochester is currently doing, rather than ) Rochester, New York is in the process of removing and filling in a depressed (and depressing) urban freeway Rochester's renaissance.) Lessons learned? These lessons from other cities should tell Portland’s What Dallas, Houston, Louisville & Rochester can teach us about widening freeways: Don’t! is that tolling could reduce, delay or even eliminate the need for costly freeway widening. Rochester
The Illusion of Revitalization
learned from three great Rochester neighborhoods Xerox Tower reflects Tower 280, pre-redevelopment article today about his hometown of Rochester, NY. Don't miss Austin's previous essay about lessons glistening Riverside Convention Center, virtually every corner of downtown Rochester has been “revitalized ? The biggest problem with Rochester’s “downtown renewal” is its dependence on the suburban commuter for Center, virtually every corner of downtown Rochester has been “revitalized”, so why does it still feel so dead? Plaza, and impressive arch of the Douglass-Anthony Bridge give Rochester the apparent character of a
Friday News Digest
Brainerd, MN. Thanks to everyone who turned out in Wisconsin and heads up to all you in Rochester, MN never been to Rochester? Glad we’re correcting that deficiency. Enjoy the week’s news. Operation More Brainerd, MN. Thanks to everyone who turned out in Wisconsin and heads up to all you in Rochester never been to Rochester? Glad we’re correcting that deficiency. Enjoy the week’s news.
The Urban Revival Triangle
long-held negative perceptions will always take more time. Rochester, New York took one more step Rochester to a city and metro population, a relationship that has been strained and distant for decades. At Eats takes place just outside of Rochester’s new Tower280, one of the most iconic residential /commercial development projects highlighting Downtown Rochester’s revival. A row of pop-up tents featuring the same time, the event aims to show Rochester businesses that downtown is a safe and lucrative
College Town and the Money Island
Medical Center campus. In an attempt to visually enhance the area surrounding Rochester’s largest . The following essay is reprinted from his blog. Every time a new vacancy is announced in Rochester’s lack of connective tissue to Rochester residents, University of Rochester Medical Center employees the parts of Rochester that might patronize it is the reason this project has struggled from the replaced a series of outdated administrative buildings on the east end of The University of Rochester
A Tale of Two Main Streets
Rochester, New York, population: 200,000, the city just put Main Street “on a diet,” taking it from 4 lanes to 2 with a turning lane, as well as bike lanes. Like Genesee Street, Rochester’s Main Street in one of Rochester’s most beautiful and organically vibrant destinations, Park Ave, above. This shops and homes on foot. It is one of Rochester’s most iconic neighborhoods, yet car travel is
Stroad Dynamics
the city of Rochester, MN, and it is obvious from this graphic and the information on their website see if I can touch base with Design Rochester and learn more about what they are doing and what we can all learn from their model. that they get it. We're going to be in Rochester in 2014 for a Curbside Chat and a workshop. I'll -profit called Design Rochester from here in Minnesota designed it. They promote thoughtful design within
Bike Commuting's Worst Enemy isn't what you think
people in my home city of Rochester, New York don’t fully understand why anyone would commute using an urban setting. Rochester’s Party in the Park concert series sees a tremendous amount of bike . Rochester’s annual Jazz Festival is packs downtown every year, making parking difficult and
Top 5 Stories from the Week (June 26-30, 2017)
Work by Austin Maitland | June 26, 2017 These Rochester neighborhoods offer simple lessons that Here's what got the most reads this week on our site: 3 Great Rochester Neighborhoods and Why They
Top 5 Strong Towns Stories This Week (August 14-18, 2017)
, downtown Rochester has found an unexpected ally: residents. Dying to Widen Highways by Joe Cortright Transformation of Downtown Rochester by Austin Maitland | August 15, 2017 After years of neglect
Countering Common Parking Narratives
looming doubt over the future of the Rochester Rhinos, a professional soccer team, and why the city may articles push a similar anti-urban narrative. The piece about the Rochester Rhinos documents an , they can be every bit as important. Over the holiday season, a local newspaper from Rochester, NY , Rochester welcomed a new soccer stadium, built on speculations of growth in attendance and economic highlights the great success of the lighting of the Liberty Pole in downtown Rochester. Steve Orr
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The Week Ahead: Rust Belt Towns and the Road to Revitalization
, who blogs at The Urban Phoenix and lives in Rochester, New York. He discusses the universal
Top Stories from the Week (August 21-25, 2017)
letting them crumble and burn. What Dallas, Houston, Louisville & Rochester Can Teach us About Widening
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Convention Center, virtually every corner of downtown Rochester has been “revitalized”, so why does it
Strong Talk: Planning for Tourists vs. Residents
Quednau and will feature: Arian Horbovetz of Rochester, NY. He's a Strong Towns member, photographer
The Power of the Coffee Shop
and I started to drive, we would occasionally make the short trip into Rochester (I was a suburban was born in Chicago and loved it, I never thought much of Rochester as a kid. Our trips to Java’s opened my eyes to parts of Rochester that I wanted to connect with, playing a large role in my future relevance. Happy Cappuccino in Schenectady, Joe Bean in Rochester, Opus in Geneva... these coffee shops
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