Governor Cuomo is delivering on the $50 million he previously pledged to the Roc the Riverway redevelopment project downtown.
Before a groundbreaking ceremony for phase I of the massive project, Cuomo announced that the state funding package includes $6 million for upgrades at Blue Cross Arena, $5 million for renovations at the convention center; and $4.5 million to make the Broad Street aqueduct a year-round pedestrian mall, rerouting downtown traffic around it.
The state aid package also include $1.3 million for a promenade; $1 million for a skate park; $1.5 million for Rundel library upgrades; and more than $20 million for improvements to the riverfront parks.
All of these projects work together for a complete transformation of the Genesee River waterfront in downtown Rochester. It was developed with the help of a River Advisory Board through a series of community-wide meetings.