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Governor voices support for "ROC the Riverway" proposal

(Rendering: City of Rochester)

Rochester, N.Y. – A proposal to revamp areas along the Genesee River in Rochester received a boost from the governor Wednesday.

During his State of the State address, Governor Andrew Cuomo voiced his support for the “ROC the Riverway” initiative, which calls for upgrades to several locations along the river.

The City of Rochester is calling for development or upgrades to:

-Areas surrounding the river downtown

-Aqueduct Terrace, west of the Main Street Bridge

-The Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center

-Charles Carroll Plaza

-High Falls

-The Promenade at Erie Harbor

-West River Wall

In a statement released Wednesday, Mayor Lovely Warren said:

Rochester's has reinvented itself time and again and throughout its history, there has been one constant, the Genesee River. In his 2018 State of the State address, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced support for our "ROC the Riverway" proposal, which will further unleash the river's potential as a source for job creation, commerce, innovation, beauty, tourism and recreation. This project will enhance our waterfront resources and fuel our economy, first and foremost, by creating jobs and driving private investment. The city of Rochester is grateful to Governor Cuomo for supporting our vision to revive the riverfront, and for never ceasing to believe in Rochester -- where the river flows.

For more information on the proposal, click here.

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