WEEK AHEAD: Meeting on East Main-Market project; Coffee and Conversation with Vargas


The first of two public meetings on the East Main Street Arts and Market Initiative is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, at School of the Arts, 45 Prince Street.

The City of Rochester is developing a plan for multi-modal circulation, access, parking improvements, land use, streetscape improvements, and other initiatives to promote housing opportunities in the neighborhoods immediately east of downtown and to create a more vibrant area.

Another goal of the development is to better connect communities with destinations.

The purpose of Tuesday’s meeting is to provide an overview of the project, share findings about existing conditions, and obtain input from the public.

The plan should be completed by the fall.

If you can’t get to the meeting, you can submit comments to project manager Erik Frisch at erik.frisch@cityofrochester.gov by Friday, March 20. BY CHRISTINE CARRIE FIEN 

Rochester schools Superintendent Bolgen Vargas will hold one of his monthly Coffee and Conversation meetings from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 12, at central office, 131 West Broad Street.

The meetings give students, parents, teachers, and community members the opportunity to talk to the superintendent, ask questions, and raise concerns in an informal setting. BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO