Snow Events May Cause Issues for Parking Platforms in Rochester

Is the City Ready for Snow with the New Parking Platforms Rochester Media took a look at the two new downtown parking platforms in Rochester after the snowfall earlier this week. There are questions about how winter weather ready the roof parking is. A few inches of snow didn't affect the East Platform from being open. However, the West Platform's roof parking was closed after the snow event. The Community Edge inquired with the city about the how snow plows and de-icing will be … [Read more...]

Parking Platform Groundbreaking in Downtown Rochester

East Street Parking Platform is the First of Two On Monday, the weather was partly cloudy and very cold. However, that did not stop the groundbreaking ceremony for the first of two parking platforms being constructed in downtown Rochester. The 11-month project will cost $12 million and provide 550 parking spaces. The current parking lot east of Main Street behind the alley, and between Fourth and University along East Street, was being fenced off during the groundbreaking. Representatives … [Read more...]

Does Downtown Rochester Really Need Parking Structures?

Downtown Rochester Parking Rochester Media has been following the parking issues in Rochester since the McKenna Associates community planning and design consultants used a city survey to offer a complete parking strategy for the downtown area. The strategy cost the city $27,500 and it was delivered to the city in April of 2013. Over 900 online surveys were submitted. Some key results are: 82% of respondents listed “Restaurants/Bars” as the primary reason for visiting downtown 56% of … [Read more...]

No More Free Parking on Main Street

Free parking on Main Street will soon be over The Main Street Makeover eliminated the parking meters on Main Street and free parking has been the status quo for over a year. Visitors to the downtown area noticed that employees and business owners were snagging the good on-street parking for themselves. That has ended. By the end of the month, 300 meters covering the on-street parking in downtown Rochester will be ready to take your coins, as well as your credit cards. The old meters took … [Read more...]