3 city parking ramps targeted for sale, lease to developers

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(SPECTRUM LOCAL)  Rochester city council will consider a plan promoted by Mayor Lovely Warren to sell three of Rochester’s eight downtown parking ramps to downtown developers.

The proposal would produce $10.5 million in cash for the city. The administration says the city would also benefit by returning the ramps to the tax rolls and relieve the city of the fixups the buildings need.

“We got to a point where we determined private enterprise could more effectively and efficiently operate the garages than we could,” said city corporation counsel Tim Curtin said.

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