If you haven't seen this map yet, or if you don't know who or what RDDC is, you should. Tracking everything from big, blockbuster type projects to even the smallest residential works in the pipeline, the Rochester Downtown Development Corporation are the "Downtown Experts" that function to keep a keen eye out for everything that is happening in downtown Rochester. They help support, promote, market, and partner with local stakeholders to keep projects moving forward - so we, the general public, can have a more vibrant downtown. The best part is, all of this information is provided to you - FREE for the taking!
Every year, the RDDC tracks hundreds of millions of dollars (hopefully that will be billions in the near future!) of development projects all across the urban landscape of our downtown area. By the end of each year, the organization publishes its Downtown Market Summary, which then can be separated into the DT Housing Report, the DT Office Space Summary, the Development Summary, and of course, the Downtown Rising Map and its key.
With over 6,000 residents living in downtown currently (that number is expected to jump to nearly 8,000 in a few years), nearly 50,000 downtown workers, and the 5+ million visitors to our city each year, we think it's a good idea to know what's happening around you. Thanks RDDC!
Jason is co-Founder and Editor of the Rochesteriat. He loves city living, city-culture, and all the new energy happening in downtown. He also loves French's mustard, which he believes, can go on pretty much anything. Check out more @JaySchwingle or Facebook.