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Rochester council OKs 75-foot building height. What will it mean for Hoffman site?

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On Tuesday, the City Council approved a new building height ordinance for the downtown, increasing the maximum height allowed from 55 feet to 75 feet. Will it lead to residential and commercial development downtown? One city official says it might.

City Economic Development Director Michael Scala said there was one modification to the height proposal and now that change will return to the Planning Board for approval and then return to the council.

At the moment, the city only has one potential building project seeking a height over 55 feet. It’s at the former Hoffman Furniture building at 55 North Main St., where the old store closes in 1986. It has long been vacant.

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