WXXI's year in review includes a look at the debate about Rochester's Parcel 5.
The debate centered on a proposed plan to build a Broadway-style theater and high-end housing at the site. The project attracted early support from philanthropist Tom Golisano, who pledged $25 million in 2016.
Despite City Hall’s optimism about the performing arts center, it faced a number of hurdles, including pushback from local activists and artists; a legal battle involving its developer; a location change; and the loss of its biggest funder.
WXXI’s Evan Dawson and Megan Mack break down what happened with Parcel 5 in 2018.