On Monday we had some fun climbing to the top of Midtown Tower. Today we can have some more fun with Midtown. The City of Rochester is asking the public to name the new street and plaza being built at the Midtown site…
The City’s website gives the following details…
“The new street will begin at East Main Street opposite the Liberty Pole and run south to Elm Street (Area B on the map above). The plaza is a .58 acre parcel that lies between S. Clinton Ave. (next to the Windstream building) and the new street. The new plaza is designed to be used for events and everyday enjoyment by Downtown residents, workers and visitors. It includes seating areas, a paved plaza, a lawn area and a grove of trees (Area A on the map above).
Names for the new street and the plaza will be accepted thru March 31. Suggested names should be specific to the street and the plaza and relate to Rochester or Rochester’s history. Submissions must include a written explanation of why the suggested name is important and include the sources of information provided.
Written explanations must not be more than 400 words. Proposed names may not be of a living person or of someone who has died in the previous year.
To submit a suggestion:
Midtown Naming Suggestions
Attn: Jason Haremza
City Hall Room 125B
30 Church Street
Rochester, NY 14614
So what do you think? Would you reference old street names? Or choose a figure from Rochester’s past? “McCurdy Way” perhaps?
Drop your ideas in the comments below… AFTER you submit them officially to the City, of course!
Unfortunately this story was posted a bit too early and the submission form was not in working order.
If you already submitted your naming ideas, please take a minute to fill out the form one more time, including your name and contact info.
And if you haven’t already, you have until March 31 to get your ideas in!
Tags: Buckingham Properties, Christa Development, City of Rochester, development, downtown Rochester, Elm Street, Midtown open space, Midtown Plaza, Midtown public space, Midtown Rising, Midtown Tower, pedestrian mall, Rochester, Rochester NY, Windstream
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