The vacant space next to the Monroe Theater may soon be transformed into a park.
Developer Fred Rainaldi Jr. said he would like to turn the space into an urban park.
In 2010, plans for the 3,000 square foot space were for retail.
That has since changed.
City Council Member Elaine Spaull says the market there has not been good for retail.
The park is the next option.
Spaull said Rainaldi presented plans to some community members on Wednesday.
She said the preliminary renderings shows lighting, seating, and trees.
Spaull says a park next to the theater could improve the look and feel of the neighborhood.
"The market hasn't been great and I think what is driving this is both residents interest in green space and waiting to see how market will do in few years it gives chance to have something beautiful and accessible to neighborhoods," said Elaine Spaull, (D) Rochester City Council.
Spaull said there is a hope to have the park finished by this summer.
The city would need to approve plans.