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.


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.

million visitors annually

Source: RDDC

billion dollars invested since 2000

Source: RDDC

residential projects in the pipeline

Source: RDDC

children’s museum

Source: National Museum of Play at the Strong

business incubators and accelerators

Source: NextCorps

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 

residential projects in the pipeline

Source: RDDC

“ROC the Riverway” redevelopment in progress


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Downtown Roc Juneteenth Celebrations 🎉 this Saturday!

@rocfreedomriders Annual Juneteenth Bike Ride, starting at 10 AM on Howell Street. This event is free, but donations are encouraged! Bring your bike & check out their site for more details. 🚲

@museumofplayroc Festivities honoring Black history and culture, from 11 AM – 2 PM. Free admission to the museum & free parking – check out their website for the full lineup of activities & performances! The Strong is partnering with the greater Rochester Martin Luther King Jr. Commission & the Rochester Area Community Foundation for this celebration! ☀️

#downtownroc #rochesterny #greaterroc #juneteenth

It’s a great day to have a great day 😎🚴🏻🤸🏽‍♀️🛼

Take a page out of @roctheriverway ‘s book and get down to the Genesee River!

#downtownroc #rochesterny #greaterroc

Happy Monday! Make time to stop & smell the roses (or tulips 😉) this week 💐

#downtownroc #greaterroc #summervibes

Kicking off a summer full of free events at Parcel 5 with some lunchtime yoga!🌞

There are so many great (FREE🤩) things to look forward to this summer: RPO outdoors, Movies With a Downtown View, ROC Jam Live, ROCnFree Yoga, Y on the Fly, The Fringe Festival, Roc Women’s Fest & more! Many thanks to all members of the community that brought these events to life 🌱

Have an idea for an event you want to see at the 5? Contact the @floreano_convention_center to see how you can make that happen! 🎤

#thisisroc #rochesterny #downtownroc #greaterroc

Did you know downtown Roc is home to the region’s first & only kitchen incubator? This vibrant community kitchen is an environment for creative & driven food entrepreneurs, and YOU have the opportunity to support them as they grow & adapt!

Follow @roccommissary for all the latest updates on their members, events, pop-ups, ghost kitchens, dessert bars & more! 🔥

#downtownrochester #rochesterny #smallbusiness #rocfoodies #greaterroc

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