For the past two years, LaBella Associates has been working alongside the City of Rochester, Gilbane Development Company & Fairmont Properties for the completion of the College Town site along Mt. Hope Avenue near the University of Rochester and URMC. The project involved the redevelopment of a 14-acre site into a new, multi-use development which includes retail, office, residential and hotel use in several new structures.
LaBella completed the transportation and site design services for this mixed-use redevelopment. Our role included the creation of plans for schematic design through construction documents phases, as well as government approvals (zoning and planning). Specific components of the project under our direction included grading, parking, pedestrian access, lighting, coordination of utility relocations and easements, storm water management practices, and the design of a new city street, Celebration Drive. Celebration Drive is a medium duty roadway providing access to the interior of the site and connecting Mt. Hope Avenue to the University of Rochester’s campus at East Drive.