The city of Rochester is seeking proposals for a development at Midtown’s Parcel 5, a vacant parcel that officials hope can be developed to spur job growth and add vibrancy to the heart of downtown.
Mayor Lovely Warren is extending the deadline for proposals to develop Midtown’s Parcel 5 until September.
Thursday’s announcement came after prospective developers asked for more time, she said.
"Considering the importance of this site and the influence it will have on all of downtown Rochester, I want to be sure we get the best possible proposals,” Warren said in a statement. “This site will play a critical role in our efforts to create more jobs, safer, more vibrant neighborhoods and better educational opportunities in our schools.”
The city had asked for proposals for the development of Parcel 5 on June 17, with an original deadline for submission on Friday.
According to the mayor’s office, anyone who already submitted a proposal will be given an opportunity to update or amend it, and submit it again before the new deadline.
The objectives for the project include creating jobs in downtown for city residents, growing the city’s revenue base, creating a mix of uses that “restores the urban fabric and enhances the vitality of Rochester’s Main Street,” and encouraging additional development in the surrounding area.
Development proposals will now be due to the city by 4 p.m. on Sept. 9.
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