Rochester 2034- The City of Rochester's Plan For The Next 15 Years

Rochester 2034 is the City of Rochester’s proposed plan for the next 15 years- taking us to the 200th anniversary of the City of Rochester.

I’ve just finished reading the plan (its a 500 page document) and I want to encourage you to take a look at it! Visit the City of Rochester’s website to either view it online, or download a pdf.

The plan is in draft format, and there has been one public input session so far, with four more scheduled.

  • June 11th, 6:30-8, Frederick Douglass R-Center Gym, located at 999 South Ave

  • June 17th, 6-7:30, Phillis Wheatley Community Library, located at 33 Dr. Samuel McCree Way

  • June 18th, 2-3:30, Phillis Wheatley Community Library, located at 33 Dr. Samuel McCree Way

  • June 19th, 6:30-8, David F. Gantt R-Center conference room, located at 700 North Street

Your input can also be submitted online here.

The document is a long read, but worthwhile digging into! I think we, as residents of the City of Rochester, should understand the direction our City could be taking for the next 15 years, and provide input.

The plan is broken down into six sections:

  • Laying the groundwork

  • The placemaking plan

  • Reinforcing strong neighborhoods

  • Sustaining green and active systems

  • Fostering prosperity and opportunity

  • Planning for action

I believe this plan to be full of hope, creativity, thoughtful ideas, and a solid path forward for our City. But, as the plan notes, this will take all of us- to be vocal, engaged, critical, and involved.

To quote the plan, “Rochester 2034 is a community-wide plan, not a City plan. There are some Strategies identified in the Action Plans that the City may implement on its own. However, most Strategies will require collaboration, funding, resources, and commitment from the public and our community partners.”