RFP - Port of Rochester, 4752 Lake Avenue (Marina Overlook)


With nearly $30 million in recent public investment at and roundthe Port of Rochester, the City of Rochester is seeking proposals from qualified parties to purchase and undertake the private development of the City-owned property at 4752 Lake Avenue (Marina Overlook Site). The 2.8 acre property is located at the heart of the Port of Rochester and is adjacent to the 84-slip Port of Rochester Marina.  Other notable public investments in the Port of Rochester include construction of riverfront promenades and overlooks, reconstruction of North River Street, major improvements to the Port Terminal Building and Ontario Beach Park, and enhanced pedestrian amenities. 

It is the City’s intention to receive proposals that will lead to the sale of the property to a developer who presents the best use/development plan and demonstrates the financial capability to undertake their plan within a reasonable time-frame. The City intends to select a development plan that will:

  • Present the highest and best use for the site as well as the surrounding area 
  • Return the site to the tax roll and increase the City’s tax base
  • Feature high quality design  and visually enhance the adjacent streetscapes 
  • Provide uses that relate to and activate the adjacent waterfront 
  • Create permanent job opportunities for city residents
  • Encourage development in one of the City’s Opportunity Zones

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RFP Exhibits  


RFP Developer Informational Webinar (via Zoom)

City staff will be available at the following date/time and Zoom meeting link, to provide clarification on RFP requirements and respond to questions:

  Recorded Developer Informational Webinar: https://youtu.be/xTN_AYypoaI


RFP Submission Information and Deadline

Proposal submission deadline is 4 p.m. EST on Monday, January 29, 2024. Submit proposals on a USB jump drive, or via Dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/) or other file sharing website. Please only submit your proposal one time, using one method.

Proposals submitted via USB jump drive may be submitted to:

City of Rochester - Department of Neighborhood and Business Development
Bureau of Business and Housing Development
Attn: Erik Frisch, Deputy Commissioner / NBD
30 Church Street - Room 005A
Rochester, New York 14614

 Proposals submitted via file sharing site should be sent to Erik Frisch, Deputy Commissioner, at Erik.Frisch@CityofRochester.Gov.


For More Information/Questions

Erik Frisch, Deputy Commissioner / NBD
(585) 428-6709


Exhibit F — Port Development SEQR Document 


Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) Appendices