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Downtown is where innovation and culture thrive. It is a kinetic and diverse place that is everybody’s neighborhood. Downtown is where the whole community comes together.

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Downtown Is Innovative

Downtown is where innovation and culture thrive. It is a kinetic and diverse place that is everybody’s neighborhood. Downtown is where the whole community comes together.

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Downtown Is Dynamic

Downtown is where innovation and culture thrive. It is a kinetic and diverse place that is everybody’s neighborhood. Downtown is where the whole community comes together.

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Why Downtown Rochester?

Downtown Living is on the Rise.

More than 7,780 now call downtown home. With a history of low vacancy rates and 20 new housing projects in the pipeline, that number is expected to top 10,000 people by 2023.
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Investment is booming.

More than $2.5 B. has been invested in downtown since 2000. Downtown Rochester is the fastest growing area in the region, and private investor confidence is at an all-time high.
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Innovation and creative energy are thriving.

The Downtown Innovation Zone has attracted more than 191 innovation and creative class enterprises. Five business incubators will generate many more."
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$744.25 million

In Development projects in the pipeline

Over $744 million is being invested in downtown in 2019 by both the private and public sector.

5 million +

Yearly visitors coming to downtown

World-class festivals, museums, concerts, performances, art venues, sporting events, and food options keep visitors coming back for more.

7.6%

Downtown rental vacancy rate

A total of 56 downtown commercial buildings are being or have been converted to residential and mixed-use since the year 2000, and 12 new residential projects have been built.

48,000

People currently working downtown

From the newest innovation companies, government, corporations and firms, to a host of creative enterprises, downtown’s workforce has a wide spectrum of talent and a strong emphasis on collaboration.

Current Investments

The urban landscape is changing. With nearly a billion dollars invested in projects under development downtown, here are a few highlights.

Recent Investment

Planning Phase

186-194 East Main Street

186-194 East Main Street

Housing/Mixed-Use

Investment: $9.8 Million

Recent Investment

Planning Phase

Manhattan Square & Savannah Apartments

463 East Broad Street

Housing/Mixed-Use

Investment: $85 Million

Recent Investment

Planning Phase

Union Square

15 South Union Street

Housing/Mixed-Use

Investment: $18.5 Million

Recent Investment

Under Construction

VOA Liberty Landing

Housing/Mixed-Use

Investment: $10.4 Million

Recent Investment

Planning Phase

Inn on Broadway Expansion

40-70 Broadway

Major Institutions/Facilities

Investment: N/A

Recent Investment

Planning Phase

Blue Cross Arena

100 Exchange Blvd.

Major Institutions/Facilities

Investment: $18.5 Million

Recent Investment

Planning Phase

220-226 East Main Street

222-226 East Main Street

Housing/Mixed-Use

Investment: $2 Million

Recent Investment

Under Construction

49 Stone Street

49 Stone Street

Housing/Mixed-Use

Investment: $4.1 Million

Recent Investment

Planning Phase

Courtyard by Marriott

390 East Avenue

Housing/Mixed-Use

Investment: N/A

Recent Investment

Planning Phase

Cadillac Hotel

45-51 Chestnut Street

Housing/Mixed-Use

Investment: N/A

Find your perfect office space.

More than 89 buildings downtown offer competitive office space ranging from industrial lofts to corner offices with an urban view. Check out this page for search options, market reports, testimonials, and business resources.

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You’ll want to live here, trust us.

With Lofts, apartment & townhomes, downtown has over 4,500 rental units in 13 neighborhoods. See what’s available, hear testimonials, and check out the neighborhood stories.

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