“Today we begin a period of new opportunity for the Charlotte Neighborhood and the city of Rochester,” said Mayor Richards. “A modern, attractive port will transform the Charlotte Neighborhood into a major waterfront destination on Lake Ontario. We greatly appreciate the involvement and support of the Charlotte community, Monroe County, the State of New York and the U.S. government in helping bring this project from concept to reality.”
The Marina will be a catalyst for development that will create up to 2,500 construction jobs and 300 permanent jobs. It will create a new stretch of waterfront property, increasing the value of public land that is currently vacant and not generating revenue.