Proposed RPS property purchase

Estimates for infrastructure at a 146-acre site on 40th Street Southwest are higher than Rochester school officials had anticipated and might force them to look at other real estate options for school space.

Mayo Clinic’s announcement that it will build a new research facility can be seen as further proof that Discovery Square will be a site of synergy.

The new building, funded by a $32-million gift from the Kellen family, of New York City, is scheduled to open in 2022.

“Research is critical to infusing new knowledge into patient care,” said Dr. Gianrico Farrugia, Mayo CEO and president. At present, he said, Mayo needs more research space.

The Kellen Building, will hopefully meet at least some of the need, and will perhaps create the kind of research-based environment that will invite more investment.

Thumbs up to USPS for paper delivery

When the Post-Bulletin was searching for a new, reliable way to deliver the newspaper every day, the U.S. Postal Service had the answer.

As a result, many of our subscribers are now receiving their newspaper in the mail.

It’s one of several changes for Post Bulletin readers with the recent purchase of the company by Forum Communications. More will be on the way, all intended to beef up the product we publish.

But there’s nothing more important to readers than receiving their paper in a timely fashion, and for that, the Post Office deserves a thumbs up.

Thumbs down to school site cost estimates

It might be back to the chalkboard for Rochester School District plans to develop a school site in far southwest Rochester. Initial estimates for infrastructure at the 146-acre site on 40th Street Southwest are higher than school officials had anticipated, and city officials appeared to be squeamish about the costs.

We’re disappointed, because as the city continues to grow, there will be a need for additional schools. The site in question is in the path of much of that growth. At least 100 students are already within walking distance of the site.

School officials are going to take another look at the needs and costs. There’s no need to give up on what looks to us like a good location for a new school complex.

In the end, Rochester is going to need more classroom space — somewhere. We urge the city and the school district to keep discussing options of where those classrooms might be located.

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