Voter's Block Community

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431 West Main Street, Rochester, NY 14608 [Directions]
Commercial and Residential
Wheelchair Accessible?
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Home Leasing LLC
Property Manager's Phone
585 262 6210
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[WWW]Glasow Simmons Architecture

Voter's Block Community is an apartment complex in the Susan B. Anthony/COTS neighborhoods. It is located on the site where Anthony and fifteen other women attempted to illegally vote in 1872.

Voter's Block Community contains thirty-nine units comprising a mix of one and two bedrooms with four fully accessible units and 35 adaptable units. One unit is designed for a hearing impaired resident. Amenities include a community room, tenant storage, onsite laundry, and an onsite cafe overlooking a new Susan B. Anthony memorial, currently being designed by local artist, Pepsy Kettavong, called "The 1872 Project." This memorial will be the center piece for the entire Voters Block Community.

The units are a mix of affordable, market-rate, and Section 8.

Also located in the development was the 1872 Cafe. The project includes the rehabilitation of an eight-unit apartment building down the street and the construction of 45 single family homes and duplexes in the surrounding neighborhoods as well.

Construction of the $27 million project began in March 2011. It was built by [WWW]Spiritus Christi Church, with the help of the City of Rochester, as part of their outreach efforts. Fourteen of the 120 units are reserved for people from the church ministries.

From the Democrat and Chronicle

Built on the site where in 1872 Susan B. Anthony famously cast the ballot that ultimately got her arrested, the cafe at 431 W. Main St. is the anchor of the church’s latest outreach effort, the Voters Block housing project.

The church spearheaded the project about five years ago because it saw a need for housing for people it served through its ministries.

Some are ex-convicts. Others battle homelessness, mental illness or addiction. They are all struggling to reclaim control over their lives, and for many the church is a first stop as they find their way in the world again. Spiritus Christi leaders wanted to support them on their road to independence. . .

Housing was just one piece of the plan. Church leaders wanted to give residents more than a place to live. They wanted to give them a place to gather, reflect and perhaps some day seek employment.1


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