Rochester’s Community Development Department is planning a four-day family-friendly event starting Aug. 17 to provide updates on planned changes to development rules and standards that will impact all Rochester residents.
Dubbed Neighborhood Week, it will offer the public the opportunity to share feedback on proposed updates to the city’s zoning ordinance while enjoying an outdoor experience at a park in each quadrant of the city.
The individual events are:
● 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 17 in Cascade Lake Park, 88 23rd Ave. SW
● 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 18 in McQuillan Fields, 1655 Marion Road SE
● 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 19 in East Silver Lake Park, 705 E. Silver Lake Drive
● 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 20 in Watson Sports Complex Park, 1000 Essex Parkway NW
Each event will include a local food truck and the RNeighbors Building Blocks Neighborhood trailer with various board and yard games. Open lawn space or a playground area will be available for those who wish to picnic or play.
Community members will also have the opportunity to learn more about the Unified Development Code project through a visual poster display and provide interactive feedback on the topics that impact them. The Community Development team will be at each event to answer the public’s questions about zoning and development changes.
The first 50 attendees will receive a complimentary food truck ticket at the end of the poster display. A maximum of two tickets will be handed out per group.
More information about the development code project will also be available at an open house from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 27 in the Development Services and Infrastructure Center at 4001 W River Pkwy NW, Room B163A.