Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed a number of Rochester’s parks, understood the role that public space could play in nurturing a more democratic society that is based on freedom and equality. We need a transparent and inclusive approach to deciding the future of the former Midtown parcel.
Despite a growing movement to reconnect cities and their waterfronts, Rochester struggles to engage its riverfront. ROC the Riverway hopes to change that.
A world-class open space would help transform downtown Rochester, and Parcel 5 by far is the best location for it. Many people support the idea, but it’s extremely unlikely to happen, in part due to a number of misconceptions.