With all eyes drawn towards the city these days, we're certainly seeing a lot more action on our city streets. And it's no wonder that everybody - and everything - wants in on the fun. Spotted earlier this week was a pair of geese taking a stroll down Capron Street near Geva Theatre. We're not sure if they were just enjoying a leisurely stroll on a sunny morning, or if they were part of the cast coming out of the new Geva Lofts going to work...either way, that's our city as it offers a wide variety of interesting things you'll see and be part of as it grows.
In case you missed these big announcements in the city - psst...they're turning the heads of even the most stubborn country-folk (like the geese flocking to the city):
Chase Tower - Gallina Development
Having recently purchased one of the most iconic and noticeable buildings of our downtown skyline, Gallina Development Corporation has announced plans to make this 26-story tower into a mixed-use commerical/residential tower with a Chase Bank on the first floor (of course, it's already there). In addition to the bank, there will be exclusive retail and restaurant space, followed by multiple floors of incredible views - at least for the owners and guests of the modern high-rise apartments and for-sale condominiums.
More Information - RBJ Article
Charlotte Square - Home Leasing
Want even more for-sale unique city options one-minute away from a thriving grocery store (Hart's), surrounded by cultural amenities such as The Little and Eastman Theatre, and even own your very own secured parking? Sounds too good to be true - but that's exactly what Home Leasing is proposing in its mixed-use-residential plans for this empty parcel of land adjacent to a former section of the inner loop called Charlotte Square. Picture also: a small public pocket park for relaxing, a fitness center, and even soundproof music practice rooms for the Eastman students - or those of you who are thinking about trying out for The Voice.
More information - Christa Construction
The Lyric Theatre - East Avenue
In a city of our size where we're lucky to have world-class music, talent, and the venues to go along with them in abundance - it was announced this week that the Rochester public will be getting another historical addition to the cultural venues list - the Lyric Theatre. Nestled in the middle of NOTA and the East End, this 100-year old building will serve as the home of the Rochester Lyric Opera, be an official venue for the annual Jazz Fest, and make itself available for other organizations wishing to use the incredible space.
More information - Official Press Release
You can bet that there's much more to come!