Rochester, N.Y. – When Midtown was demolished five years ago, it was called the end of an era. But the new era begins with construction--on Monday. It’s called the Midtown Rochester Rising Project.
Mayor Tom Richards said, “After more than five years…it is extremely gratifying to see this project move into the construction phase.”
On the 8.6-acre former plaza site, the first phase of the project will create streets and infrastructure necessary to support the redevelopment.
Crane-Hogan Structural Systems will begin this $5.9 million phase.
Funds come from grants and from the city for the project which is expected to employ about 50 workers.
Follow up phases of the Midtown Rochester Rising Project include work on the underground parking garage and street and utility upgrades, set to begin after July 1.
Work on the open space and landscaping is set for summer of 2013.