What’s next for Parcel 5? It’s a question Rochestarians have been asking for years. On Tuesday, City Council unanimously approved a measure that would allow Mayor Lovely Warren to apply for $4.7 million in state funding to develop the site. The Warren administration is aiming to model Parcel 5 after Kansas City Live!, an entertainment district flanked by restaurants and bars that hosts year-round events and concerts.
This hour, we’re joined by community members who have been active participants in discussions about the site. Some have advocated for green space, others have pushed for a space for the arts. We explore their visions and discuss the future of Parcel 5. In studio:
- Mary Lupien, activist
- Rachel DeGuzman, president of 21st Century Arts and founder of WOC Art Collaborative
- Ben Woelk, principal at Slow Road Consulting
- Ray Ray Mitrano, activist