High Falls State Park Design Workshop

Saturday, May 4th
from 8:30am - 4:30pm
at the MCC Downtown Campus, High Falls Room

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You are invited to attend a Design Workshop!

If you live or work in the area surrounding the newly proposed High Falls State Park, we want to hear from you! All residents, business owners or anyone who is interested in preserving and enhancing the quality of life in this area are invited to participate.

Event Details
Saturday, May 4th from 8:30am - 4:30pm
at the MCC Downtown Campus, High Falls Room

Register by April 29th. Walk-ins are welcome.

Breakfast and lunch provided.


Register Here


This event is presented by:

CES Sponsors:



Our Mission


The CDCR promotes the creation of vibrant, equitable, and resilient communities by engaging, educating, and empowering stakeholders in crafting purposeful design.


To be the recognized leader of quality community planning and design, catalyzing improvements in the public realm and championing citizen engagement in the process. (Previously Adopted)

Why we exist:

Life is better in well designed spaces because how well we build impacts how well we live.


We conduct ourselves by displaying values you can see.  The Community Design Center of Rochester is dedicated to demonstrating:

·         Integrity through honesty and strong moral principles

·         Respect for the importance of the public realm.

·         Leadership in ways that empower those we work with

·         Openness through listening and being welcome to different perspectives

·         Inclusivity by welcoming a diverse representation of ideas

·         Independence by presenting our views with fairness and objectivity

·         Design Excellence grounded in sound planning and architectural principles

·         Civic engagement through education, advocacy, and facilitation

·         Opportunity with the spirit of possibility

·         Transparency in a manner that builds trust

·         Collaboration with community partners and stakeholders






We are hiring!

The Design Center is looking to hire a tech savvy Design Manager to join our team.

View the job description HERE

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to:
admin@cdcrochester.org by March 29, 2024





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