The demolition of the Third Avenue Lofts and a couple of houses has been completed for "Residence at Discovery Square" development. However, there is one house remaining on the block outside the fenced area (on the NW corner of the block). Anyone know if this house is eventually going to be removed?
EKN Development has updated their projects page with another downtown Rochester project. They're looking to work on the Holiday Inn downtown.
EKN has worked with HKS Architects to develop a conceptual-level vision for the redevelopment of an existing Downtown Rochester Hotel, potential new brand standard requirements notwithstanding. The vision entails a significant re-design of the hotel’s 60’s style major public spaces at the podium level, which focuses on adding a substantial amount of natural light to transform the hotel from a monolithic fortress into a light and airy experience fully integrated with the City’s downtown.
My wife and I just drove by the Holiday Inn about a week ago and talked about how awful it was and how nice it would be to get redeveloped. This appears to be about the best possible outcome. EKN really seems to want to transform Rochester. Their current proposal approved last month is a great use of that land. And it sounds like the St Mary's hotel/condo is next on their list. But I would much rather see the Holiday Inn idea jump up in line.
Yup, there has not been any work for a few months now. I think they got the easement vacated on the 17th, so not sure what is standing in the way, unless they are waiting for spring. With the new Bloom project, Alatus is getting close to losing their advantage of being the first to open.
Ryan Companies is buying the Wells Fargo building on Peace Plaza in downtown Rochester. This is a PRIME piece of real estate in Rochester. One would hope a company known as a developer would have plans to redevelop this parcel. Hopefully they tear the building down so we don't have a building hanging over the street anymore.
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