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First Avenue Flats

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$4.9M - Central Station: A downtown development that has garnered favor with city officials for providing affordable housing is on track to win the city's approval. The Rochester Planning and Zoning Commission on Wednesday reviewed a final development plan for the Flats on First, a 68-unit apartment building formerly referred to as The Downtowner. The commission previously had recommended denial of the development's preliminary plat, but the city council gave approval based on the city's desperate need for affordable housing in light of Destination Medical Center plans.

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Detailed Description

Location: Civic Center Dr. and Broadway-Av. N

Purpose: Residential, Affordable Housing

 

Rochester developer Joe Weis and associates were behind both projects, the 68-unit First Avenue Flats

A downtown development that has garnered favor with city officials for providing affordable housing is on track to win the city's approval. The Rochester Planning and Zoning Commission on Wednesday reviewed a final development plan for the Flats on First, a 68-unit apartment building formerly referred to as The Downtowner. The commission previously had recommended denial of the development's preliminary plat, but the city council gave approval based on the city's desperate need for affordable housing in light of Destination Medical Center plans.

Impacts

PlanScape

Level 1: Housing

Level 2: Housing: Affordable Rate ; Central Station

DMC: Central Station

Community Health: Financial Stress/Homelessness

Results

$4.9M affordable housing investment

Collaboration

Lead Organization: Joseph Development

Confirmed Collaborators:

Potential Collaborators:

Status Reports Related PlanScape Status on: Housing

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Last modified by allnode on 2017/09/27
Created by allnode on 2016/11/02

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