RFP - Rochester Public Market New Storefront Building Construction and Land Lease

The City of Rochester seeks a private developer to lease City-owned land and construct and manage a new storefront building within the Rochester Public Market. While the building will be privately owned and operated, the City seeks developers who share its vision for creating attractive spaces for independent small-scale food producers and food service/restaurant businesses that reinforce the other food businesses within the Market District.

To download the RFP, click here>>>  

Click here to view the City of Rochester Public Market 2022 Master Plan & Market Management Plan

RFP Timeline

  • RFP Issued - December 19, 2023
  • Information Meeting - 11:00 AM, Thursday, January 4, 2024 
  • Submission Deadline - 12:00 PM, February 12, 2024 
  • Evaluation February 13 - February 16, 2024 
  • Finalists Notified February 19, 2024 
  • Interviews (If Necessary) February 20 - 23, 2024 
  • Developer Selected February 26, 2024
Pre-Submission Information Meeting
An informational meeting will be held for potential RFP respondents. Attendance is optional. Minutes from the meeting will be available upon request. A virtual meeting will be held: 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2024 via https://cityofrochester.zoom.us/j/82197287867?pwd=ZWg2RE1aVjNYNU1JRFgwcEpHZzYzUT09Meeting ID: 821 9728 7867 Passcode: 938409 Zoom link (hosted by Jim Farr farrj@cityofrochester.gov).

For a transcript of questions submitted by Respondents and answers from City staff, click here>>> (updated January 4, 2024)

Submissions and associated materials are preferred via email in PDF file format: farrj@cityofrochester.gov

Submissions will also be accepted via mail:
Attention: Jim Farr 
City of Rochester Department of Recreation and Human Services
57 St. Paul Street 
Rochester, NY 14604