Downtown Rochester Task Force invites community, businesses to first work session Monday

(ABC 6 News) – The Downtown Rochester Task Force is inviting the community and downtown businesses to participate in the first of four work sessions they will be holding over the next three weeks.

The first session will be on Monday, Feb. 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Fagan Studios/Studio 324 located at 324 Broadway Avenue South, Suite 200. Registration is preferred, but not required.

The Downtown Rochester Task Force was assembled to identify and address priority issues and challenges in response to the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on downtown Rochester.

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Together, attendees will identify both priority concerns and solutions. Once key priorities are identified, an action plan will be created to address each concern.

Future work sessions will be held as follows:

  • Friday, Mar. 3 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at Chateau Theatre.
  • Monday, Mar. 6 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Pasquale’s Neighborhood Pizzeria.
  • Tuesday, Mar. 14 from 10:00 to 11:00a.m. (virtual)

The Downtown Rochester Task Force will use an accelerated model in creating an action plan, which will allow participants to identify concerns and work on solutions quickly.

The goal is to present an action plan by May 2023 to guide the Downtown Rochester Task Force moving forward.

More information about community work sessions can be found HERE.

The Downtown Rochester Task Force includes members from the City of RochesterDestination Medical CenterDiversity CouncilExperience RochesterMayo ClinicRochester Area Economic Development Agency, Inc.Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce, and Rochester Downtown Alliance.