On top of how the buildings will look, the plan includes a new street grid with 5 new streets and a pedestrian corridor and renovations to the Midtown parking garage. Check out the plans by clicking here.
"This is the heart of our city and there is nothing here," said Andrew Johnson of Rochester. "It's starting to look real shabby." Johnson is hoping, once the project is complete, other businesses will invest in Rochester. He has fond memories of downtown when business was booming. Now, many stores are empty and buildings are boarded up.
"I would hate to see another plan go sour," said Ryan Penseck, Pannini's Restaurant. Penseck says business has gone down hill since MIdtown closed. Area business owners have a lot to gain from this project. "For a business like this and other business owners around here it would definitely do us good to bring executive people in," said Penseck.
Construction is expected to be complete by the fall of 2013. Construction is expected to cost $33.7 million.