Address: 1933-39 2nd St. SW., Rochester
Developer: Bob Hauser
Architect: CRW Architecture & Design
Details: A new multifamily project located in a section of Rochester undergoing a transformation into a transit-oriented development district has received preliminary city approvals.
The unnamed four-story apartment building from local developer Bob Hauser is targeted for a vacant parcel located along 2nd Street SW., a heavily traveled commercial corridor. The stretch west of Hwy. 52 where the apartments are planned is known as Uptown and is currently dominated by a series of one-story commercial and retail buildings.
The area is part of a proposed new “overlay” zoning district being drawn up by city officials to encourage transit-oriented development centered around the intersection of 2nd Street and 19th Avenue SW. Upgrades have been made to the area’s street design and streetscape to help attract investment. A redesign of Rochester’s transit system, set to be implemented this fall, will route more buses through the Uptown neighborhood.
The proposed building will include 26 market-rate apartments and 11 underground parking spaces. Also in the plans are a fourth-level rooftop patio. Units will be split almost evenly between studios and one-bedrooms.
The Rochester City Council approved its preliminary-stage plans May 21, with a final development-stage hearing to follow in the coming weeks.