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UPDATE: New proposal emerges for downtown performing arts center

October 23, 2018 05:52 PM

A new proposal emerged for a downtown performing arts center.

It involves tearing down the Radisson hotel on Main Street and moving the project from Parcel 5. 

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These are renderings of the project which consists of a new 3,000-seat performing arts center, a smaller 500-seat theater, retail and dining space, apartments and a 250-room hotel. 

Radisson owner and developer Dave Christa tells News10NBC it would connect to the Rochester Riverside Convention Center, and aligns with the city's 'Roc the Riverway' revitalization plans.

Billionaire Tom Golisano has pledged $25 million toward a downtown performing arts center.

Mayor Lovely Warren, Christa, and the Rochester Broadway Theatre League says they are working on a public/private partnership to finance the rest of the $200 million cost.

As for Parcel 5, Mayor Warren says she's looking into a new use for it that would combine outdoor space with dining space.  

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