On the evening of Wednesday 8 May, the Rochester Preservation Board held
a hearing on the proposed demolition of the existing building and
construction of a 102-unit, four-story apartment building at 933
University Avenue. Bruce Barnes’ May 14th, 2013 Update:
- Since the District was formed in 1969, only three principal structures have been demolished—all prior to 1983.
- Since 1975, only 98 residential units have been built—the proposed project would more than double this number.
1975, only one structure over two stories has been built: the
three-story Elaine Wilson Hall, set far back from East Avenue, behind
Bausch Hall at the Rochester Museum & Science Center.
1975, only one apartment building has been constructed: non-profit
DePaul Community Services’ 22-unit two-story assisted living facility,
well hidden behind two circa 1900 houses on University Avenue.
in 2010, the Rochester Preservation Board denied a prior application by
DePaul to demolish the two houses and build a 36-unit three-story
building and a 16-unit two-story building.
- In the 1980s, Eastman House’s gallery and archive building was strictly constrained to protect the District.
latest revised application to demolish the club’s historic structure
and construct a four-story apartment building with 102 units—only eight
fewer than they originally proposed.
The summary description of the proposed project (the “Proposed Project”) is as follows:
remove a two story, veterans’ clubhouse building, a surface parking
lot and existing landscaping and construct a four story, 174,000
square foot, 110 unit apartment building with a 118 space first
floor parking garage, a 3,400 square foot veterans’ clubhouse building
and 21 surface parking spaces.
Current Morgan Management Proposal 4.15.2013 (enlarge)