Construction Underway at City of Rochester’s North Station Facility
Expansion and renovations at the City of Rochester’s North Station, 4001 West River Parkway NW, is moving ahead as planned.
The former Think Bank building was originally purchased by the city in 2016 to house the Rochester Police Department as space became limited within the Government Center in downtown. In late 2018, the City Council approved a remodel of the existing facility to house Development Services – which includes the Building Safety, Community Development, and Public Works departments – and expand new space for the police department.
The first phase of the remodel is now underway in the existing building. Building Safety is expected to move into the refitted space in early 2020 with Community Development and Public Works following suit in the subsequent weeks.
“Co-locating these departments under a single roof allows us to provide residents and developers with the one-stop development services experience they have been seeking,” says Deputy City Administrator Aaron Parrish. “It also positions us to work more collaboratively and intentionally to achieve our vision of becoming America’s most innovative development services team.”
The expansion phase of the construction project – which includes a police garage and much-needed office space – is slated to conclude in late 2020. RPD will then relocate to the new space but will also maintain a presence in the downtown Law Enforcement Center.
More details will be shared as the project continues.