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Open Houses planned for properties affected by proposed Transit-Oriented Development and Infill-Redevelopment rezoning

Post Date:06/12/2019 10:58 AM
The City of Rochester Comprehensive Plan, adopted in April 2018, presents a vision to increase smart development and affordable housing options while reducing the amount of vehicular traffic entering downtown through a change in mode of transportation. Two proposed zoning districts - Transit Oriented Development (TOD) and Infill-Redevelopment (R2x) - are essential to achieving that vision.

The proposed rezoning would affect a section of properties located along North/South Broadway, 2nd Street SW, 4th Street SE, as well as portions of East Side Pioneers, Historic Southwest, Kutzky Park, Lowertown, Slatterly Park, and Sunnyside neighborhoods. (Links to additional information can be found below.) Each property that could be affected by the proposed zone change will be receiving a postcard notifying them of the Open Houses in the coming days. 

To ensure the community and affected properties have opportunities to learn more about the proposed rezoning and ask questions directly of planning staff, two open houses are being held next week:
Wed. June 19 | Peace Plaza | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thurs. June 20 | 125 Live - 125 Elton Hills Dr. NW | 4:30-6:30 p.m.

The proposed maps and boundaries will be presented to the Planning and Zoning Commission on June 26 and to the City Council on July 22. Both meetings are open to the public.

Links to additional information:
Planning 2 Succeed 2040
- R2X District Draft
- Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Draft
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