2012 Predictions

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2012 Predictions

  1. 1. 2012 Predictions <ul><li>Maggie Brooks will not run for Congress. </li></ul><ul><li>The state legislature would have to make the 28 th District, currently safe for Louise Slaughter, Republican-friendly. </li></ul>
  2. 2. 2012 Predictions <ul><li>A new fast ferry will be announced. </li></ul><ul><li>It may not start in the spring, but by the end of the year, Harper Sibley will purchase a boat to make runs to Toronto. </li></ul>
  3. 3. 2012 Predictions <ul><li>Nothing will happen on northwest corner of Main & Clinton. </li></ul><ul><li>Developers have shunned the area following the death of Renaissance Square. </li></ul>
  4. 4. 2012 Predictions <ul><li>Someone will file a lawsuit against red light cameras. </li></ul><ul><li>Rochester’s aggressive rollout of cameras has plenty of ticketed drivers upset. Class action suits have been filed elsewhere in the country. </li></ul>
  5. 5. 2012 Predictions <ul><li>Collegetown moves forward. </li></ul><ul><li>The University of Rochester has been planning the Mt. Hope Ave. development. Expect announcements about specific tenants and buildings. </li></ul>
  6. 6. 2012 Predictions <ul><li>Democrats will block MCC’s move from Sibley. </li></ul><ul><li>City & developer will launch full-court press. Votes to bond MCC’s move to Kodak won’t be there in legislature. </li></ul>
  7. 7. 2012 Predictions <ul><li>Bolgen Vargas will be named permanent superintendent. </li></ul><ul><li>He has already healed wounds and steadied the ship. If he can master the budget season, he’s in. </li></ul>
  8. 8. 2012 Predictions <ul><li>Midtown remains challenging. </li></ul><ul><li>There’s a 50-50 chance the city will find additional tenants in 2012. If that doesn’t happen & the tower deal isn’t closed, we should be very worried. </li></ul>
  9. 9. 2012 Predictions <ul><li>Kodak will file for bankruptcy. </li></ul><ul><li>Although the company is desperately trying to avoid it, the signs are there Chapter 11 is inevitable. </li></ul>
  10. 10. 2012 Predictions <ul><li>Medley Centre will finally get going. </li></ul><ul><li>The developer has been seeking financing & tenants. Expect an announcement within first 6 months of year. </li></ul>

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