Christa Construction, under the direction of The Morgan Management/Christa Companies partnership, will commence the rehabilitation of Midtown Tower in August 2010 with an anticipated completion of mid-2012, making it the first project on the 8.5-acre "midtown" site to be completed.
The $62.2 million development calls for commercial development on the first three floors, 186 market-rate apartments on floors 4-13 and 24 owner-occupied condominiums on the upper floors. Some condos will offer garden terraces overlooking the proposed downtown street grid that would replace Midtown Plaza.
“When they are finished, Midtown Tower will be the envy of cities across America,” Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy said. “These apartments and lofts will bring a taste of luxury to Rochester, which will bring our downtown housing market to a new level. Christa/Morgan are local developers with a track record of success. No one cares more about Rochester than those who live and work here.”
The 80,000 square feet of space outside the tower footprint will be converted to Class A office and retail space. The first tenant will take approximately 35,000 square feet on the second floor (north side of building). The remaining second floor space will be leased to other commercial office users. The first floor, street level space will be leased to retail tenants.
The tower conversion to residential units and condominiums is Phase I of this project and the office and retail conversion on two floors around the base of the tower is Phase II.
Renderings by Chaintreuil Jensen Stark Architects