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.

A whole other question

If the Whole Foods Center development proposed by the Daniele Family Cos. prevails in court, can it succeed in a brick-and-mortar retail landscape transformed by online sales and the impact of COVID-19?

Parcel 5: a historic opportunity

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.

A serious flaw in Rochester 2034

One goal of the new draft comprehensive plan is to make neighborhoods more vibrant by increased residential density. But unless parking requirements are maintained, this would drive out higher-income residents who can afford the oversize 19th century homes that lend character to center city.