DOWNTOWN

With more than $2.35 billion invested since 2000, Downtown Rochester is abuzz with creative energy and is a great place to live, work and play.

EXPERIENCE GREATER.

The Rochester Downtown Development Corporation is catalyzing growth, redevelopment, and increased density to amplify population growth, stimulate activity, and contribute to place-building in Rochester’s vibrant downtown.

Source: RDDC

Source: RDDC

Source: RDDC

140% growth in residents since 2000

Source: RDDC

190+ innovation and creative class companies

Source: RDDC and Downtown Innovation Zone

$770 million being invested this year

Source: RDDC 

20
residential projects in the pipeline

Source: RDDC

“ROC the Riverway” redevelopment in progress

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Welcome to Downtown Rochester’s FIRST cat cafe, @pawsitivecaferoc 🐈

Owned by Suzanne Peters and John Denman, this cozy new spot allows you to interact and play with a number of furry little friends, 🐱 away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Stop by to relax and snuggle with one of the many friendly cats, while enjoying a cup of coffee from Canaltown Coffee Roasters or hot tea from @happyearthtea ☕️ They also offer (human 😉) treats from @redfernroc 🍪

Follow @pawsitivecaferoc to stay updated on upcoming events – movie nights, cat yoga, game nights and more! So happy to have this unique spot in #DowntownRoc at 120 East Ave ❤️

#rochesterny #catcafe #whatsgoodrochester #thisisroc

Your favorite local comedians are hosting “Le Petit Comedié” TONIGHT at St. Joseph’s Park, one of the coolest spots in #downtownroc ✨

Dinner starts at 5 PM with @petitpoutinerie & show starts at 7 PM. Tickets available at the door for $10 🎟

Follow @refinedtasteroc for more info on tonight’s lineup ‼️

#rochesterny #standupcomedy #thisisroc

Free screening of Encanto TONIGHT for #MWADV at MLK Jr. Park ✨🎞

Evening starts at 7 PM with food, drinks, and dessert available for purchase. Keep an eye out for giveaways, free snacks, children’s activities from @somosrltc, and more!

Movie starts around dusk, ~8:45 PM. Movie will be captioned and an ASL interpreter will be on site for announcements. Bring blankets and chairs. We’ll see you tonight in #downtownroc 🍿

#rochesterny #thisisroc #visitroc #explorerochester

Movies with a Downtown View are BACK back in #DowntownRoc this summer, and the first screening will be a new family favorite, Encanto! ✨

Join us on July 15 at MLK Jr. Park for this family-friendly screening. As a partner, Foodlink will offer free snacks for the first 200 attendees. Food, drink, and ice cream will be available for purchase from our vendors. Bring blankets and chairs.

“Doors” open at 7:00 p.m.
Movie will start at 8:45 p.m.

Thanks to the @cityofrochesterny and @rocwashingtonsquare 🎞

All MoviesWADV are captioned and will have an interpreter for all announcements and giveaways.

📷: Tomas Flint

#rochesterny #thisisroc

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