An #aerial view of Parcel 5. Parcel 5 is a vacant piece of land in the heart of Rochester's downtown. It sits nestled at the corner of East Main and Cortland St.
Victor Gruen was the Architect of Midtown Plaza, which formerly occupied Parcel 5 and was demolished in 2008.
Victor is considered to be the pioneer of the American shopping mall. The Viennese architect sought to “provide the needed place and opportunity for participation in modern community life that the ancient Greek Agora, the Medieval Market Place and our own Town Squares provided in the past.” He envisioned a third place between work and home where people can congregate. What do you think Victor would think about the proposals made for Parcel 5?
In April, the Mayor's Office announced that it had chosen the Rochester Broadway Theatre League to build a 130 million dollar Broadway Theatre. This sudden announcement had little opportunity for public input. It is also missing a feasibility study to back its claim of being a benefit to the community.
I believe that a Broadway performing arts center would only serve a niche group of city residents and city-goers. I believe that by filling in this space, people's visits to downtown will be shorter and more concentrated in this location. On the other hand, a #greenspace , or open space in general, would have a multiplying effect for the surrounding businesses, residences, and workplaces by providing a space in between home and work.
Public spaces have a profound effect on the way we work, live, and play in urban areas. Proper access to mixed-use lots and green spaces has a number of long-term benefits for a community, ranging from health to economic stimulus. This can be seen in innovative urban centers around the U.S. (Chicago, Portland, LA, San Francisco) as well as with all-star examples in Europe. (Copenhagen, Milan, Switzerland)
What does Parcel 5 mean to you? What could Parcel 5 mean to someone with less privilege than yourself?
If you want to see a true public square in the heart of downtown Rochester, join us by adding your name at ThisIsNotAPark.com/Sign and sharing your support. // @jamisonclark.design 7/8 #explorerochester
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This is such a great looking street, a great example of the benefits of different eras of buildings and design aesthetics. #yegdt#urbandesign
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So excited to be hosting the Carlsberg Pop Up Pie Window from today! 🥧 🍺⠀
Carlsberg has created an epic steak and cheese pie (slow cooked in Carlsberg!!) and there are only 1,000 up for grabs.⠀
Here for a good time, not a long time.⠀
Dec 12th-14th 12-3pm and Dec 15th 4-7pm.⠀
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