Links of the Day:
– The city has big plans to develop the Port of Rochester, adding a marina and tall apartment buildings. The city also plans to restore the area’s historical character, according to a request for proposals called “Development of the Old Harbor Village of Charlotte.”
The area is bounded by Lake Ave., Stutson St., the river and the railroad tracks. It includes the old Charlotte “village.” Sixteen historic buildings remain. The Latta Meech house, one of the oldest in Monroe County, is the center of the old village.
The RFP says challenges to developing the historic district are “dispersed ownership of the properties in the district, lack of a cohesive vision, identifying and branding the district, lack of cohesive business mix, sparse investment capital.”
I love the idea of creating a historic destination at the port. I’m wondering the city has bitten off more than it – and the community – can chew. It’s certainly an ambitious plan.
– Carestream and other tenants at Eastman Business Park are worried about the future of the industrial complex. Local politicians are worried Carestream will bolt, taking along hundreds of jobs.
– A former candidate for Rochester school superintendent whose spokesman said he interviewed for the job “as a formality” is in hot water for “moonlighting.”
– A Thruway bridge collapsed 25 years ago today, killing 10 people.