Monroe Community College in New York has three possible sites on short list for new $72 million downtown campus
Democrat and Chronicle
Three sites are on the short list for Monroe Community College's new $72 million downtown campus.
One of these sites — part of a seven-acre parking lot owned by Eastman Kodak Co., along State Street near its headquarters — presents a problem: Kodak says it needs the lot for parking.
The other two sites are in the heart of downtown Rochester. One would be in part of the former Midtown Plaza plot that the city is redeveloping. Another would consist of parcels, which include parking lots, bordered by the former St. Joseph's Church, by Franklin and Pleasant streets.
"They were the best of the large number of sites that were looked at initially," said MCC board Chairman Kenneth Goode.
Goode emphasized that no decisions have been made on a final site.
A committee of MCC, city of Rochester and Monroe County officials is reviewing the short list, looking at costs and benefits.
The trustees are expected to be briefed in executive session about the short list at their Aug. 9 meeting.
A selection could be made at the trustees' October meeting.
Each of the sites, however, has potential problems and additional sites could be considered.