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RocLinks 6/25/16

June 25th, 2016

Cobbs Hill Aerial [PHOTO: City Hall Photo Lab contemporary collection]
By Matthew Denker

From local development to just plain news of the weird, here are your RocLinks for this past week…

Filling-In Asked Questions

Blogger Rochester Guy (who I swear is not me under a pseudonym), has a postexternal link about the Inner Loop Filling In Project. It hits the high points, so check it out.

Traffic

Did you know that Whole Foods is coming to Brighton? Did you also know that thanks to years of transportation mismanagement, the store is predicted to cause a traffic nightmareexternal link for the corridor? If only Monroe Ave were 14 lanes wide, amirite? Or, you know, there could be, at the very least, frequent circulator service so much of the traffic of linked trips driving from one shop to the next went away. Thought for food.

Words, Renovations

Renovations at the Public Library kicked offexternal link this week. The big news is that the renovations will allow for evening hours starting in 2017. That alone makes it worth it.

Cobb Shill

So yeah, there was an apartment building proposed for Norris Drive in or around Cobbs Hill Park (depending on your borders). We haven’t talked about it much here, because, well, it’s bland and inoffensive other than daring to exist, which is, of course, entirely too muchexternal link for its neighbors. This, like so many projects is a way to bring more people with more money into the city to be more diverse and create more demand for more jobs internally. More more more. But the people living on Park Ave and East Ave and Upper Monroe already got theirs, so too late. More money in the city to take care of the rest of it is clearly a road too far. Do I look forward to a ‘better’ design for this project? Sure. It’s actually in a good location, and the developer should be able to get premium rents for a well designed project. Will a more attractive building sway the neighbors? I have $1000 donation to the Upper Monroe Neighborhood Association that says it doesn’t.

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And finally, outdoor movie buffs rejoice, Movies with a Downtown Viewexternal link are back this summer. Get out and see one on a Friday starting July 22nd and running through August 19th.

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  1. James Simons says:

    I rented an apartment on Culver across from Cobbs Hill Park for a year. Though I’m sure a study can be done, I highly doubt this development would have a negative affect on the habitat and certainly wouldn’t affect the neighborhood in any negative way. The NIMBYs are kidding themselves.

    That being said, I do agree the design was ugly.

  2. Malcolm Kelley says:

    “4-Story Apartment Building Proposed In the Middle of Cobbs Hill Park”
    by Hugh Mitchell

    Sierra Club newsletter, June 2016

    Rochester Management, Inc., who
    manage the old senior citizen
    residence called Cobbs Hill Village,
    have filed an application with
    the City to tear down six of the
    1958 housing units and build a
    4-story apartment on Norris Drive
    across from the Lake Riley lodge.
    For some unknown reason this
    proposal has been put on ‘fast
    track’ within City government.

    We have many details on this
    proposal, but few of the political
    facts and forces involved. Our
    Sierra Club position is that a
    4-story apartment building (to be
    followed by a 3-story apartment)
    has no business being constructed
    on the 9.5 acre property which is
    surrounded by Cobbs Hill Park.

    Historically, this area was
    ‘temporarily’ carved out of Cobbs
    Hill Park in response to the need
    for emergency housing for Italian and German POWs during the Second World War. In 1957, again in response to social needs, the city
    deeded the property with a 40 year
    lease to construct 6 barrack-type,
    single story residences for “rental
    purposes only to aged persons
    residing in the City of Rochester”.

    Currently, these old buildings are still
    occupied by elderly citizens living
    on fixed incomes. However, if the
    Rochester Management proposal
    passes City review, some of these
    seniors will not be able to afford the
    cost of the new apartments, which
    are designed for Middle Income –
    market rates.

    If the old buildings are too
    dilapidated to safely house seniors
    and the proposal for new apartments
    fails to pass review, we believe the
    land should be returned to Cobbs
    Hill Park.


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