SWBR joined state and local officials Wednesday, September 24 to celebrate the completion of Home Leasing’s Charlotte Square on the Loop, the first residential development in Rochester’s Inner Loop East Transformation Project.
Charlotte Square on the Loop marks the third phase of Charlotte Square redevelopment that stretches along Charlotte Street to complete the vision of establishing a mixed income, integrated neighborhood in downtown Rochester. The $12 million project includes 50 affordable and supportive units in a compact site on the corner of Union and Charlotte Streets. Eight apartments are set aside for Spiritus Christi Prison Outreach to house formerly incarcerated individuals who are in recovery and graduating from transitional housing.
The building’s amenities include a fitness center, indoor bike storage, children’s playground, and a community room placed at the corner with large storefront windows to create a more active streetscape. The ground level was pushed slightly into the site to allow larger sidewalks along the streets for people to sit and gather.
The project received funding from the City of Rochester, New York State Homes and Community Renewal subsidies, Community Preservation Corporation, and Key Community Development Corporation.
SWBR provided architectural, interior design, and structural engineering design for the project.