Rochester Streetscape begins to take shape

With Main Street now open to traffic, over the next several weeks, streetscape elements will begin to appear downtown.  Recently, the Main Street Makeover Team visited Future Fence Group to see the products being fabricated exclusively for Rochester.  These elements include custom fencing for all planting beds and seating areas.  Structural preparation for these enhancements is currently underway with installation planned for September.

“The City’s recent visit to Future Fence was very exciting.  The care and professional craftsmanship of the company was remarkable” stated Jaymes Vettraino, Rochester City Manager.  “The fencing provided by Future Fence will truly be one of the distinguishing features of our new Main Street.”

“Future Group is proud to be involved with the project, said Rick Russell, Vice President of Future Group.  “The enhancements provided by our team consist of original, unique iron designs fabricated and coated in our Warren, Michigan facility.  The project lends itself well to our core strengths of specialized manufacturing with professional installation services.”

The City is hosts a Main Street Makeover Community Project Update Meeting on the last Tuesday of every month, 7:00 p.m. at the Rochester Fire Department, 277 E. Second.  The next meeting in this series is scheduled for Tuesday, August 28.

The Main Street Makeover is a joint effort of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), the City of Rochester and the Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA).  The purpose of the project is to reconstruct Main Street from the Clinton River Bridge to the Paint Creek Bridge, improve water service to the area and to add streetscape improvements to enhance the overall downtown experience.
For more information on the project, please visit or call the Rochester DDA at 248/656-0060.

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