A contested BID 

Plans for a business improvement district in downtown Rochester are moving into a new phase of community outreach, but winning over BID foes could be difficult.

Optimism with an asterisk

At the Rochester Beacon’s event on downtown revitalization and the future of the workplace, panelists were upbeat but acknowledged challenges remain.

Building blocks

Through the Downtown Revitalization Initiative, Rochester has $10 million in funds for 14 proposals that have the potential to transform the area. What do these projects offer the Center City?

Inner Loop North project is a balancing act

City officials seek to find the right mix reflecting the lower-density, owner-occupied, and affordable housing that residents want along with the realities of property development.

Innovation Square draws students downtown

The former Xerox Tower, repurposed by Gallina Development, has five floors of housing for students from six local universities and colleges and expects to add 10 more by next fall.