Thursday, June 26, 2014

PLEX Awarded Pre-Development

PLEX Awarded Pre-Development Funding! 

The Community Design Center Rochester is pleased to announce that we have awarded $5,000 in funding to the Plymouth Exchange Neighborhood Association through our Development/Design Fund Program. The program, entering its second year, awards funding to non-profit 501c3 organizations to hire design professionals to complete pre-development studies on projects in their communities. We have been very excited to see an increased interest in the program since we have expanded the eligibility area to include the northeast, northwest, and southwest quadrants of Rochester!

The Plymouth Exchange Neighborhood Association (PLEX), located in Rochester's southwest quadrant, is seeking conceptual site design and planning assistance for a large vacant lot at the north end of their neighborhood. In an area that is home to a large population of children and the elderly, there is no place for recreation and PLEX has identified this lot as an ideal location for a community park. This location might also serve as a gateway into the neighborhood as well as an access point to the Genesee Riverway Trail. The project has the support of several community partners as seen during a recent neighborhood walkthrough in conjunction with the Community Design Center's Reshaping Rochester lecture series.

We would like to congratulate PLEX on their award, and we look forward to working with themon this fantastic project.

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