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Connections: Exploring The Options For Parcel 5


What should Rochester do with Parcel 5? That's the name for the site of the former Midtown Plaza, currently sitting vacant, in the heart of the city.

Developers are submitting proposals, but one group is pushing for the site to remain open, developed in a thoughtful combination of green space and festival grounds. Others argue that the site is too valuable not to develop more aggressively.

Our guests discuss the possibilities surrounding one of the most important decisions Rochester leaders will make:

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.