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Residence at Discovery Square (Third Ave Lofts Residence at Discovery Square)

Early tentative plans were presented to Rochester's Committee on Urban Design and Environment in January by the Vinar's architect, Teresa McCormack. McCormack, the owner of The Urban Studio in Rochester, described the complex with an estimated 150 market-rate apartments plus mixed-use commercial space.

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Project Information

About the project

Project Phase:

Plan

Impacts:

Housing   Discovery Square  

Collaborators

Contact: Teresa McCormack ; Email: TBD ; Phone: TBD

Lead Organization: The Urban Studio

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Detailed Description

A $3 million real-estate deal clears the way for a new apartment/commercial development near Rochester's Soldiers Field Park.

Vance Vinar Sr. and Barb Vinar, of Faribault, bought five parcels on Third Avenue Southwest and Fourth Avenue Southwest from Rochester's 3rd Avenue Holdings LLC. The Vinars made the purchase through Residence at Discovery Square LLC. It included two of the Third Avenue Lofts apartment buildings on the west side of Third Avenue and three adjacent single-family homes.

The parcels included:

506 Fourth Ave. SW, 509 Third Ave. SW, 507 Third Ave. SW, 514 Fourth Ave. SW ,519 Third Ave. SW

While the land changed hands, the details for the future project on the site still are being worked out.

 

 

 

 

Project Status/News

 


Related PlanScape Status

Housing  

September 27, 2019: 2019 DMCC Affordable Housing Work Plan Status

2019 Presentations : September DMCC, meeting, May DMCC meeting and Feb DMCC meeting.

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August 18, 2019: 2019 Housing Status

Housing coalition has invested $3 million in 16 months.

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May 24, 2019: 2016-2020 Housing Framework (2Q2019)

More than $3 million in housing investment has been committed in the nearly 16 months since the Coalition for Rochester Area Housing was created with a $6 million goal.

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April 28, 2019: Isaiah News

April/May Rochester ISAIAH Community Meetings and news. 

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March 29, 2019: America’s City for Health

Engage area leaders about the need to converge various health/wellness initiatives to collective impact. 

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February 15, 2019: Councilman Michael Wojcik Comments to DMC pertaining to Affordable Housing

Here are 6 comments / Suggestions that that Councilman Wojcik sent do the DMC EDA and Board pertaining to how DMC can have a positive impact on the affordability of housing in the district and beyond.

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January 17, 2019: Affordable Housing Proposal

The City of Rochester is looking to have up to 10 floors of housing constructed on top of a brand new 650 unit parking ramp.

This is in both a targeted census tract, an opportunity zone and a couple blocks from the Mayo Clinic. The city spent an addition $500k to ensure footings could serve up to 10 addition levels of housing.

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December 09, 2018: Collective Impact Model to enable Housing Coalition

11/13/2018 Housing Coalition meeting starting a series of conversations regarding the future and role of the housing alliance in our community.  To start these conversations, Elaine Case will be presenting on the Community Impact model.

 

 

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November 18, 2018: Age Friendly Community Survey

How well is Rochester meeting your needs as you age? A survey.

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August 21, 2018: 2016-2020 Housing Framework

Notes and presentation from  the July Housing Conversation hosted by Kim Norton.

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August 08, 2018: Riverfront project gets first nod per Post Bulletin Report

"Early plans for a $180 million construction project along the Zumbro River received some enthusiastic support from Rochester's Planning and Zoning Commission Wednesday night." 

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Last modified by allnode on 2017/09/27
Created by allnode on 2016/10/26

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