College Town

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Location
Upper Mount Hope, adjacent to URMC
Boundaries
North - Elmwood Avenue
South - Crittenden Boulevard
East - Mount Hope Avenue
West - East Drive
Website
[WWW]http://www.CollegeTownRochester.com
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College Town is a mixed-use development/sub-neighborhood in Upper Mount Hope. It was built by the University of Rochester, [WWW]Fairmount Properties, and [WWW]Gilbane Development Co and designed to serve as a gateway to the UR Medical Center and River Campus.

College Town is anchored by the University of Rochester Official Bookstore. The other tenants are:

College Town's residential portion (over 154,000 square feet) is called the Mt. Hope Lofts. Construction also included a new street called Celebration Drive that connects Mount Hope with East Drive.

The groundbreaking ceremony took place May 2, 2013. College Town was officially dedicated on October 17, 2014. Grand opening was April 24-25, 2015. The CVS at currently at the corner of Mt. Hope and Elmwood plans to move to the vacant lot adjacent to College Town on the east side (next to The Beer Market).

In December 2015 plans for nearby student housing called the Gold Street Lofts on Mt. Hope were announced.

There was also a grocery store called Constantino's Market, but it closed after less than a year.

Events

College Town hosts numerous events throughout the year. Summer 2015 witnessed Wednesday Music Lunch, Friday Concerts, and the Summer Outdoor Movie Series. Special events in the past have included Fairy House Building Day and a Sidewalk Sale and Live Music.

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2013-11-05 11:51:34   RIT called their project College Town too. —Damiankumor


2013-11-05 12:51:04   Its official name is Park Point at RIT. —EileenF


2015-01-31 14:54:53   A known character on Reddit had [WWW]this to say about College Town. I thought it was hilarious. (strong language) —EileenF


2015-10-24 18:35:35   From the latest issue of The Wedge, in a review for The Soup Spoon (which is actually across the street from College Town):

Ouch. He did like the Soup Spoon, though. —EileenF