The Charlotte Community Association provides a forum for local residents and stakeholders to come together and discuss issues and to plan and promote events that occur in this unique and vibrant neighborhood. Charlotte incorporates its maritime and cultural heritage as the City of Rochester's port and historic waterfront district. The monthly CCA meetings are open to the public; we publish items of interest in our monthly newsletter and on this website.
CLICK ON THE AGENDA BELOW TO VIEW AND PRINT A PDF FILE
We wanted to take this opportunity to bring you up to date. We also want to thank everyone who took part in our series of small group workshops. We value your input. In the meantime, you can still participate in the online Visual Preference Study until August 1. Just go to www.waterfrontrochester.com.
Here is a message we received from Greg Weykamp of Edgewater Development that we want to share with you. Greg is looking forward to seeing all of you at the CCA meeting on August 4.
"Since our meeting with the community in early May, we have participated in more than thirty meetings and met one-on-one and in small groups with hundreds of residents of the Charlotte community.
"In addition to the community meetings held last month, we have also been very busy visiting many of the communities Charlotte residents suggested we look at to find good examples of what Charlotte can and should be in the future. These included Sackets Harbor, Chautauqua, Sodus Bay, Oswego, Oyster Bay, and Skaneateles, New York, as well as Niagara-on-the-Lake and Cobourg in Ontario. So what have we learned from these communities? First, they all have that special 'sense of place' that comes from a mixture of historic elements and well-designed newer buildings that complement them."
"They all have an interesting mix of uses, with restaurants, homes, shops, hotels, and public waterfront spaces coming together to create a vibrant walkable community that is lively and interesting. This mix of uses is the 'special sauce' that makes these communities come to life, and is the basis for our proposal in Charlotte. Interestingly, very few of these wonderful communities actually have views of the water from their shopping areas, and this is something that we can do better than all of them in Charlotte!"
"So what happens next? We are currently working on our detailed market studies for all elements of our proposal, and using this data to help us shape our detailed design vision based on the thoughts and comments we've heard from the community so far. As suggested by many in the community, we are taking more time to complete our studies and hear from the community, and I think it would be very helpful to make a brief presentation on the 4th on the feedback we've heard to date and discuss what we saw in the other communities we visited. We will then proceed with our design refinements, and present them to the community in September."
Again, thank you for your interest and participation!
The Port Development Update meeting will be scheduled as a separate meeting in September 2014. Date, Time & Location TBA!
WATCH THIS SITE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
POSITION PAPER ON PORT DEVELOPMENT
from the CCA, POCMA & CCDC
DEVELOPMENT PLANS FOR CHARLOTTE & PORT OF ROCHESTER
Watch this space for future events
Next CCA Meeting: Monday, Aug 4,2014, 7:00 PM
at the Robach Community Center
188 Beach Ave, Ontario Beach Park
CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO SEE THE LATEST PHOTOS
FROM THE CHARLOTTE AREA
Senator Joe Robach
Assemblyman Joseph Morelle
Abundant Grace Church
Charlotte Harbortown Homes
Shore Winds Nursing Home