This past Friday, Rochester Senator Joe Robach joined his colleagues in government and officials from the University of Rochester to officially open and dedicate the U of R’s College Town project. Located on Mt. Hope Avenue, this mixed use development will not only benefit University of Rochester students and faculty, it will be a retail and dining destination for people from all over our region.
College Town provides that small town college feeling in the City of Rochester and will be a major economic engine for our community. College Town will serve as the front door to the university, directly next to Strong Memorial Hospital and the University of Rochester Medical Center. College Town features a 20,000 sq ft Constantinos Market, a two level Barnes and Noble university/community bookstore, a 136 room Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, 50,000 sq ft of new class A office space, 150 new high end apartment units, and numerous new shops and restaurants to meet every taste and style.
College Town will be Rochester, New York’s finest pedestrian scaled district, blending shopping, dining, working, hospitality and upscale living within an engaging 24/7 environment. Strategically located at the intersection of Mount Hope and Elmwood Avenue, College Town is perfectly positioned to bring Rochester’s booming higher education and medical community together with a five county population of over 1 million people to enjoy many new-to market retail and restaurant options, as well as family oriented and other programming for gathering and recreating.
Senator Joe Robach was proud to support this project and work to ensure that it will be a success not only for the University of Rochester but for the City of Rochester and Monroe County.