The Rochester development project “ROC the Riverway,” consists of projects to transform an underutilized Genesee River waterfront.

12 of those projects include:

  • $4.5 million to restore the historic Broad Street aqueduct as a year-round public venue.
  • $1.5 million to create outdoor library rooms, cafe spaces and programming at the Rundell Library North Terrace.
  • $6 million to renovate the Blue Cross Arena and better connect it to the riverfront.
  • $5 million to renovate the Rochester Riverside Convention Center into a premier public venue and regional economic driver.
  • $20 million to reinvigorate the civic waterfront assets between Main Street and Andres Street, including Charles Carroll Park and the Sister Cities Bridge.
  • $1.3 million to create a riverfront promenade along a key redevelopment site at the historic Front Street.
  • $1 million to build Rochester’s first outdoor skate park beneath the Douglass-Anthony Bridge.
  • $2 million to renovate the Genesee Gateway Park and turn it into a vibrant urban waterfront for residents and visitors.
  • $250,000 to bring Corn Hill Navigation boat tours back to Rochester.
  • $4 million to make structural repairs on the Pont de Rennes bridge by the Genesee Brewhouse.
  • $500,000 to preserve the running track bridge to become a pedestrian amenity that connects Rochester’s northern neighborhoods.
  • $1 million to improve High Falls Terrace Park and the Brewery line Trail.


All these projects will be fully connected by the Genesee Riverway Trail downtown.

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