Rochester DRI Project Proposals

Thank you for providing your feedback on the Rochester Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) project proposals. Please refer to the ‘project proposal posters’ pdf on the City’s DRI webpage for information on each project proposal. Your input will inform the Local Planning Committee's discussion of transformative* Downtown projects to recommend for DRI funding. 

The first 13 questions of this survey refer to the Rochester DRI Vision and Goals, which are:

Our Downtown is the vibrant, connected heart of our region, a place where a diverse population of new and long-time residents live, work, and spend time. Walkable, accessible, safe, and uniquely Rochester, Downtown is a place where economic, cultural, and social investments will grow and thrive. Continuing to attract innovation, arts, culture, and entertainment, it will boost yearly visitors and overall economic development. The infusion of additional investments triggered by a DRI grant will help put the finishing touches on our Downtown revitalization and cement it as the centerpiece of the Finger Lakes region.

  • Reimagine and revitalize East Main Street and Downtown’s connective corridors
  • Create a vibrant urban center and attractive, green public realm that welcomes everyone
  • Increase the amount of mixed-use, mixed-income housing in Downtown
  • Increase our emerging technology and creative class businesses; support our existing businesses; and grow Downtown’s retail sector
  • Further strengthen Rochester’s reputation as the cultural center of the Finger Lakes region

*What do we mean by transformative? A transformative project would meaningfully improve the experience of being Downtown and its perception.
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