Weis' City Centre project downtown
Joe Weis is a busy guy. This morning at the Rochester Downtown Alliance meeting, his ambitous City Centre project, was unveiled.
Here's a little from a story I have on this:
A proposal is on the table to transform a downtown Broadway area in a development with a new three-story commercial building, four-story parking ramp and four stories of apartments overlooking the Zumbro River.
The plan called City Centre was unveiled this morning at the Rochester Downtown Alliance meeting. It calls for demolishing the Rochester Repertory Theatre’s home at 314 S. Broadway to make way for the project.
Developer Joe Weis and his company, Weis Development Corp., are proposing the three-armed project. An estimate of the total price tag is not clear as details of the proposal are not finalized. However, it is safe to say the three elements — housing, parking and new commercial space — would each cost in the “multi-million dollar” range, said Dick Landwehr, director of business development for Weis Development.
While the proposal includes commercial space built in place of the Rep building along South Broadway, the heart of City Centre is an eight-story structure to be built on the current city parking lot beside the Holiday Inn Express and behind the C.O. Brown building.
The top four floors would house apartments and the lower four levels would serve as a city parking ramp. It would connect to the Holiday Inn by a skyway. A possible skyway over Broadway could link it to Hal Henderson’s First Avenue student housing complex.