WEEK AHEAD: Events for the week of June 15, 2015


Rochester schools Superintendent Bolgen Vargas will hold his coffee and conversations from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16, at the district’s central office, 131 West Broad Street.

The meeting gives students, parents, and teachers the chance to discuss their concerns directly with the superintendent in an informal setting. Also, Regents and local exams continue this week in city schools. BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO

The City of Rochester will host an open house to discuss draft recommendations for the East Main arts and market initiative. It is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17, at the School of the Arts, 45 Prince Street. The meeting is open to the public.

This will be the second of two public meetings for the study, which seeks to identify multi-modal circulation, access and parking improvements, recommendations for land-use development, streetscape enhancements, community branding, and strategies to promote housing opportunities.

The initiative covers the area immediately east of downtown, which is home to both the Neighborhood of the Arts and the Rochester Public Market.

The purpose of this open house is to review input from the first public meeting and to discuss draft concepts and recommendations that have been developed to address a number of community priorities. These include concepts for East Main Street, the Main/Goodman and Goodman/Webster/Garson intersections, connections across the railroad tracks, housing development, and community branding.

Members of the public who are unable to attend the meeting but would like to submit comments may send them to Erik Frisch, project manager, at erik.frisch@cityofrochester.gov by Tuesday June 30. BY CHRISTINE CARRIE FIEN