The Eastman Reserve

Location: Dewey Avenue/Eastman Avenue, City of Rochester, Monroe County
Client: Pathstone Corporation
Project Type: Multi-Family/Mixed Use
Completed: Spring 2020
Engineers: Matt Tomlinson


Project Description:

The Eastman Reserve is a 9.38± acre parcel that was rezoned from PD-Planned Development District #12 Eastman Business Park to R-3 High-Density Residential District, to facilitate the construction of a 176-unit mixed-income, mixed-use development.

The Eastman Reserve Apartments for Rent Rochester NY

The project’s site history included a single-family neighborhood that was demolished and paved to provide a parking facility for Kodak Park, Eastman Kodak’s primary manufacturing location for many years. The parking lot was no longer utilized for employee parking and Pathstone constructed 2 townhouse buildings, 14 single-family buildings, a clubhouse, and a low-rise building with commercial space for a total of 176 apartments. The project creates an overall complement to the neighborhood with townhome style 2-story buildings towards Dewey Avenue, single-family buildings along Eastman Avenue and Goodwill Street, and a larger multi-story building toward the industrial Kodak Park.

Other amenities provided for residents include covered porch entrances, private back porches, terraces/balconies, central air, high-efficiency heating, on-site laundry, in-unit laundry hook-ups, private tenant storage, onsite parking, a playground, a community garden, high-speed internet access, Energy Star® products, rooftop patio, fitness and exercise center, commercial space, and high-quality finishes.

The project took a 9.4-acre, fully paved parcel and created approximately 4 acres of lawn and landscaped area, significantly improving drainage and water quality. Other challenges included coordinating a City of Rochester water main relining project and providing private sub-metered gas and electric due to the private ownership of utilities by RED Rochester throughout Kodak Park.

This project is a wonderful example of the redevelopment of vacant parking and creating a vibrant neighborhood in partnership with Kodak Park, the City of Rochester, the design team members, and Pathstone Communities.

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