Reshaping Rochester Luncheon
with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino
Wednesday, March 19th, 11:45am- 1:30pm
at The Inn on Broadway
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On Display: RRCDC Design Gallery
"In the Trenches: Celebrating Local Grassroots Efforts"
On Display now and runs through June 2014
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News & Events
Get your tickets now for the Reshaping Rochester Luncheon featuring Boston Mayor Thomas Menino!
Join us at our upcoming Reshaping Rochester luncheon on Wednesday, March 19th from 11:45am-1:30pm at the Inn on Broadway. This luncheon's speaker is Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, and his presentation is entitled "Revitalizing Boston's Neighborhoods". Mayor Menino has been nicknamed the “Urban Mechanic” for his tireless work ethic and attention to the basics that make for a thriving city, working to inspire a new generation rooted in the belief that citizens are the best civic entrepreneurs. ....Click for more info or to purchase tickets
Thank you for joining us on our 10th Anniversary!
The Design Center would like to thank everyone who came to the 10th Anniversary Party at Good Luck Restaurant last night! It couldn't have been a more joyous celebration, and we couldn't have done it without you. Thank you also to Harris Beach and The Academy for their generous sponsorship, and to everyone who donated their time and effort to making the party a great success.
Thank you to all the wonderful sponsors who helped make our 10 Year Anniversary Celebration possible: Harris Beach PLLC, The Academy Building, Personal Designs Florist Inc. and Rohrbach Brewing Company!
Development/Design Fund Spring 2014 Grants: Application Dates Announced!
After granting $30,000 in its inaugural year, the RRCDC's Development/Design Fund Program is pleased to announce the application period dates for the Spring 2014 granting cycle. The Development/Design Fund Program offers grant awards ranging from $2,500 - $15,000 to non-profit 501c3 organizations in the NE, NW, and SW quadrants of Rochester. These grants are used to hire pre-qualified design consultants to perform pre-development studies on an improvement projects in your neighborhood. The application period will be open April 14th - May 23rd. All applicants must meet with the Development/Design Fund Program Coordinator before applying ...Click here for more info
Reshaping Rochester lecture with Aaron Bartley: A success!
We are excited by the large turn out at our second Reshaping Rochester 2014 lecture featuring Aaron Bartley! The event was held at Gleason Works Auditorium on Tuesday, February 25th at 7pm. Aaron Bartley presentated an engaging lecture entitled "Neighborhood in Balance". Aaron is the co-founder of People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH Buffalo), which mobilizes residents to create sustainable neighborhoods with quality affordable housing, green jobs and next generation infrastructure. ....Click for more information about this Series
Thank you to all who attended Jeff Speck's lecture!
Our first Reshaping Rochester 2014 Lecture and book signing featuring Jeff Speck was held at the First Universalist Church on January 21st at 7pm. This event was a great success as was the workshop held at the Kate Gleason Auditorium the following morning. The RRCDC would like to thank everyone who braved the cold to hear this incredible speaker! We would also like to thank sponsors WINN Development Corporation, John and Barbara Lovenheim, East Avenue Inn & Suites, and Barkstrom & LaCroix for making these events possible. ....Click here to listen to the podcast of this lecture
New exhibit now on display! "In the Trenches: Celebrating Local Grassroots Efforts"
Come check out our annual gallery exhibit in conjunction with our 9th Annual Reshaping Rochester Series entitled, "In the Trenches: Celebrating Local Grassroots Efforts". This interactive and visual extravaganza highlights local grassroots organizations and projects. Exhibitors include the Rochester Cycling Alliance, RocCity2.0, Greenovation, Project Scion, the Southwest Rochester Riverfront Group and Genesee Land Trust. ...Click here for more info