The City wants your input

What do you like about your neighborhood?

What would you like to see changed?

The City of Rochester is building a new Comprehensive Plan dubbed “Rochester 2034”.  The significance of 2034 is that it will be Rochester’s 200th birthday.  “Rochester 2034 will serve as the fundamental basis for making public and private decisions on land use regulation and development, future investment, and the allocation of critical resources.”  The plan is intended to promote the general welfare of the people and provide guidance for the future development of the city.

You can provide input by participating in the survey or attending one of the many public meetings around the city.


When did you say the meeting is??

The Pocket Neighbors will be meeting on the second Tuesday of the month at the Humboldt Rec Center.  On Atlantic.  We’re also changing the time to 6:30 to make it easier for the safety officers to join us.  The March 13th meeting will focus on strategy and plans for 2018.

Here’s a flyer you may see around the neighborhood about our March events;


Flower City Habitat for Humanity is in the Neighborhood!

Flower City Habitat For Humanity helps put people in affordable housing.  Qualified Habitat families go through rigorous orientations and provide sweat equity by helping to build or working in other capacities for Habitat.  Habitat has been helping to build and renovate affordable housing in Rochester since 1984.  Click the link below to learn more about Flower City Habitat.


Pot Luck!

Join the Pocket Neighbors at the Humboldt Recreation Center on Monday, November 13th for a Sweet and Savory potluck dinner between 6:30 and 8:30.

Bring a canned good or new winter clothing donation as the price of admission.  Bring a dish to pass or a batch of cookies.

Save the Date: November 13th.

Cobbs Hill Park – Expand Housing?

In June 2017 we received a note from the Upper Monroe Neighborhood association and ABC Streets Association on behalf of the Coalition to Save Cobb’s Hill Park.  They were asking our support in opposing the Rochester Management Inc. proposal to build new apartments at Cobbs Hill Park, near Lake Riley.   Their position statement is below.

Coalition for Cobb’s Hill Position Statement 6-2017

The original proposal was opposed by the community and the mayor asked RMI to revise the proposal.

Mayor’s reply

The revised proposal was submitted in the spring of 2017.

WHEC, April 4, 2017

The proposal is being reviewed by City Hall and must ultimately be approved by City Council.  There have been several media reports and postings on this, but nothing since June 2017.

D&C June 6, 2016   UMNA, June 2016   reddit comments    City Newspaper, June 29, 2016

Plans are posted on the city web site’s projects page.

A recent D&C article asked city council candidates where they stood on the Cobb’s Hill Village project.  See their answers here.

So what do you think?  Should the Pocket support building residential housing in Cobb’s Hill park, or should we join the Upper Monroe Neighbors in opposing this proposal?