North Winton Village News
Welcome to our news page where we post current information about events that have happened in the North Winton Village area. If you haven't heard about meetings or activities the association has chances are the information will be here. North Winton Village Association represents merchants and residents of Winton Road North, Blossom Road, Browncroft Blvd., East Main Street, Atlantic Avenue, Merchants Road, and Humbolt St. on the east side of the City of Rochester New York.


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2008

NWV 7th Annual Holiday Open House - Thursday, December 18th, 1pm to 9pm
North Winton Road has been decorated for the holidays and the 7th annual Holiday Open House. Take a walk and visit your neighborhood merchants who sharing the holiday cheer with residents of NWV. There will be treats offered to visitors. Most of all your heart will be warmed to meet the neighbors and share the cheer of this holiday season. This link brings you to a list of the participating merchants and the hours they will be open. Click here to see photos of members who participated.

NWV 2008 Annual Meeting 7:00 pm Monday, April 28 at Browncroft Baptist Church

The North Winton Village Association will hold its annual meeting 7:00 pm April 28 at Browncroft Baptist Church 420 N. Winton Rd. All are welcomed. Hear updates on completed projects and learn about projects in progress that are bringing new neighbors and business into our area. Guest Speaker Carlos Carballada, Economic Development Director will be speaking to us on these topics.

Grand Opening of Neighborhood & Public Safety Center - Wednesday, January 16th, 11am
North Winton Village Neighbors the Grand Opening of our Neighborhood and Public Safety Center was Wednesday, January 16th at 11am.
NYS Senator Jim Alesi performed the ribbon cutting ceremony to open the center. The center is located at 1933 East Main Street which is on the southwest corner of East Main and Illinois Street. Click here to see photos of the opening.

2007

NWV 6th Annual Holiday Open House - Thursday December 13th   5:30pm to 9pm
North Winton Road has been decorated for the holidays and the 6th annual Holiday Open House. Take a walk and visit your neighborhood merchants who have rolled out their welcome matt for you. There will be treats offered to visitors. Most of all your heart will be warmed to meet the neighbors and share the cheer of this holiday season.

First Annual Festival of the Arts in North Winton Village September 29th 10am to 5pm
Come enjoy art, music and food in North Winton Village. The arts festival will be located along North Winton Road between Merchants Road and Browncroft Blvd.. Calling all Artists and Musicians to enter a booth. Click here to download entry information. Plan a fun Saturday visiting the Festival of the Arts this map shows the layout of the fetival. Directions to North Winton Village are available on the Drive N Winton Link at the top of this page. Thank you to the following merchants and artists that sponsored this event.

NWV 2007 Annual Meeting 7:00 pm Thursday, April 26 at Browncroft Baptist Church
The North Winton Village Association will hold its annual meeting 7:00 pm April 26 at Browncroft Baptist Church on N. Winton Rd. All are welcomed. Come join the excitement and participate in NWV neighborhood planning and preservation. Many projects are in progress that are bringing new neighbors and business into our area. This is the oportunity to learn more about what helps make NWV an attractive area.

2006

NWV 5th Annual Holiday Open House - Thursday December 14th   5pm to 9pm
Take a walk and visit your neighborhood merchants who have rolled out their welcome matt for you. There will be treats and hearths with fire to warm your feet. Most of all your heart will be warmed to meet the neighbors and share the cheer of this holiday season. We have new arrivals to see as you walk NWV. ESL's new Main St. branch is near completion an has transformed the look of Merchants and Main. The Atlantic Avenue rennovation is nearly completed with new side walks and cross walks which are easily seen at the corner of Winton and Atlantic. Click on this link to see the list of merchants participating in open house.

NWV 2006 Annual Meeting 7:00 pm Wednesday April 26 at Browncroft Baptist Church
The North Winton Village Association will hold its annual meeting 7:00 pm April 26 at Browncroft Baptist Church on N. Winton Rd. All are welcomed. Come join the excitement and participate in NWV neighborhood planning and preservation. Many projects are in progress that are bringing new neighbors and business into our area. This is the oportunity to learn more about what helps make NWV an attractive area.

2005

NWV 4th Annual Holiday Open House - Thursday December 15th   5:30pm to 8pm
Take a walk and visit your neighborhood merchants who have rolled out their welcome matt for you. There will be treats and hearths with fire to warm your feet. Most of all your heart will be warmed to meet the neighbors and share the cheer of this holiday season.

Atlantic Avenue Redevelopment may require residents to replace their water lines.
In the process of upgrading Atlantic Avenues water main certain residents may be required to replace their water line and hookup to the water main. Due to certain residential water hookups being very old they may not have the integrity of material to handle the new connection or have the correct interface for connecting to the new water main. If you have are an Atlantic Avenue Resident who has been notified about this problem please contact the North Winton Village Association. We would like to help pool purchasers to negotiate the best price for replacing these lines. Click here to send us an email.

The Demise of a Humbolt neighborhood building leads to more green space.
What happened to the building on the corner of Humbolt and North Winton Road?
"It fell down", says Joe Proe NWV zoning liaison. Joe explained that the otherwise sound building had been unoccupied for a number of years. A roof leak was left in disrepair which eventually caused structural damage to the building. Early November 2005 the
wall adjacent to Captain Tony's Pizza caved in which made the building structurally unsound (condemned). A couple days later the building was demolished and the foundation was filled in and grounds planted with grass.

NWV 2005 Annual Meeting 6:00 pm Monday April 25 at Browncroft Baptist Church on N. Winton Rd.
The North Winton Village Association will hold its annual meeting 6:00 pm April 25 at Browncroft Baptist Church on N. Winton Rd. All are welcomed. Come join the excitement and participate in NWV neighborhood planning and preservation.
Presentations will include Candidates for Mayor Chief Duffy and Wade Norwood. Joni Monroe of the Rochester Community Design Center will talk about the East Main Street Design Project, and much, much more.

Atlantic Avenue Redevelopment gains more money.
This artical explains who is providing the funds. Click here

ESL Plans for N. Winton Road Site
ESL Branch project in the news. Click here

2004

North Winton Village Association awarded $7000
New York State Assemblyman Joe Morelle has awarded North Winton Village Association $7000 toward the continuation of Tear Drop Street lights from Elm Drive to Browncroft Blvd.

Properties in Transition
Green Space. Some of you may have noticed a for sale sign at the lot on East Main Street next to the HSBC bank. NVW has contacted the seller and has submitted the required paperwork for the property to be donated to the Association. If all goes as planned, the lot will soon be transferred to the Association and be part of the neighborhood open-pace plan.
Many have asked about the old Sunoco property at the corner of N. Winton and Humboldt Street. An attempt to clean up the lot while saving the building was not successful, and further work needs to be done. Sunoco remains committed to the cleanup and is expected to remove any further contamination. The lot is zoned R-1 and the hope is that it will be developed as green space or for residential use.
Zoning change. NWV is working with area merchants to change to the zoning along N. Winton Road between Mayfield and East Main Street. The strip would be down zoned from C2 to C1 to better protect existing businesses from non-compatible development.

North Winton Village Association:
Working to maintain positive neghborhood vision with respect to redevelopment.

NWVAssociation is working toward a Charette for our neighborhood in May 2005. North Winton Village has been awarded $2500 towards this endeavor.The NWV Association held their first meeting with the Rochester Community Design Center to discuss preparations for a neighborhood design workshop. The design workshop will focus on creating themes and streetscapes for East Main Street between Culver Rd. and N. Winton Rd. It will include a look at neighborhood green-space and development plans for the shopping plaza at the corner of E. Main and N. Winton roads. The workshop is expected to be held spring 2005. A steering committee is being formed to organize the event that will bring approximately 100 neighbors and merchants together with architects and urban design specialists to create a plan for this important stretch of NWV. If you are interested in this event please contact Joe Proe

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NWV 3rd Annual Holiday Open House - Thursday December 9th     5pm to 9pm
Take a walk and visit your neighborhood merchants who have rolled out their welcome matt for you. There will be treats and hearths with fire to warm your feet. Most of all your heart will be warmed to meet the neighbors and share the cheer of this holiday season. Thank you to the many participating merchants who have opened their doors. Click here to see the list of merchants participating in the open house 5pm to 9pm.

These merchants who have supported NWV Association welcome your visit prior to 5pm are listed here.

Antique House Preservation
Antique House. In 1839 farmer Isaac Moore purchased a 15 acre parcel in the town of Brighton between Merchants and Atlantic Rd. He would build a home along “North Avenue” in the Greek Revival Style. Amazingly this home still exists at 669 N. Winton Rd. remarkably intact retaining its original wood clapboard siding and Greek Revival details. Known in the neighborhood as the “Antique House”, NWV has moved to protect this remarkable building as a Historic Landmark. It is perhaps the oldest surviving residence in NWV and provides a direct link to the neighborhood’s agricultural past and Rochester’s history as “The Flour City” when horticultural business was our most prominent industry.

Welcome New Businesses to North Winton Village Area
Please welcome three new businesses to our neighborhood by showing support with your patronization. Balsams Bagels 288 N. Winton Rd., opened for business this Spring and offers fresh cooked bagels, coffee, and pastries, including breakfast and lunch menus. Curves for Women celebrated their grand opening this September at 277 N. Winton Rd (Hawn Plaza). Curves for Women offers a comfortable and welcoming place that provides a complete fitness program for women of all ages and fitness levels. Just Dance Studio also opened this fall at 277 N. Winton Rd. and offers classes in Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Pointe, and Musical Theater. Classes are offered for beginner to competition, ages 2 to adult.

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Newcroft Park Part of CityScape 2004
What started as a neighborhood initiative nearly ten years ago is now the City’s newest neighborhood community - Newcroft Park. Host to this years CityScape, eight homes ranging in price from $130,000 to $200,000 were showcased, featuring the latest in building technology and urban design. After the first weekend, all 8 homes had offers from interested buyers. Newcroft Park includes building sites for 22 new homes. Contact the Rochester Home Builders Association for more information.

ESL Progressing with N. Winton Road Site
The ESL Branch project is moving forward slowly as issues with site clean-up and a building design are worked through. The NWV Association has been working with ESL and city planners to incorporate as much of the neighborhoods design characteristics as possible. This includes being pedestrian friendly, the use of brick work in facades and walkways, the use of awnings, minimizing blank walls, and setbacks from the street matching existing buildings along N Winton Road. ESL presented plans to NVW in October that included an exciting new look for ESL. Construction is expected to start in early 2005.

NWV Annual Meeting 7:00 pm April 29 at Browncroft Baptist Church on N. Winton Rd.
The North Winton Village Association will hold its annual meeting 7:00 pm April 29 at Browncroft Baptist Church on N. Winton Rd. All are welcomed. Come join the excitement and participate in NWV neighborhood planning and preservation.
Presentations will include news and updates on the proposed Eastman Savings and Loan (ESL) branch, the Atlantic Rd. reconstruction project, 2004 beautification projects, new crime prevention initiatives and much, much more.

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Crime Initiative Update
The North Winton Village Association continues its drive for improved neighborhood crime response and prevention effectiveness. On March 9, 2004 NWV representatives met with US Attorney General representative Mike Battle. Mr. Battle listened to neighborhood concerns about crime including Police response, and effectiveness. The meeting was also attended by District Attorney Mike Greene and other city residents involved in neighborhood crime issues. Contact with Mr. Battle and neighborhood representatives will be ongoing.
In a related story, NWV recently received a $10,000 grant to improve video surveillance capabilities in the NWV area. Funding was secured in the form of a grant from Eastman Kodak through the City of Rochester’s NBN process. Cameras were installed in non-disclosed locations in March.

ESL Eyes N. Winton Road Site
Eastman Savings and Loan (ESL) met with neighborhood representatives February 24, 2004 to discuss the plans to build a new branch at the corner of Merchants, East Main, and N. Winton Roads. The project is expected to proceed pending engineering review of site remediation. A decision is expected by mid April. The NWV neighborhood association presented ESL with a site plan that included pedestrian access, convenient parking, and public green space.

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City Plans Atlantic Avenue Reconstruction
As part of the City of Rochester’s capital improvement program Atlantic Avenue from N. Winton Rd. to the RR underpass will undergo reconstruction. The project is in the planning stages with construction expected to begin late 2004. NWV representatives met with project Engineers to discuss amenities such as brickwork and lighting.. More information will be forthcoming and presented at neighborhood meetings as the project proceeds.

Rochester Business Journal Highlights Local Merchants
The Rochester Business Journal highlighted two North Winton Village neighborhood merchants in their January 2, 2004 edition. William (Bill) Kenny owner of The Ravioli Shop, located at 260 N. Winton Avenue, was interviewed and talked about his business that sells over 12 kinds of homemade ravioli to customers from Brighton, Pittsford, and the surrounding neighborhood.
In a second feature article, Roni Malek of the well known Brighton baker family, discussed his plans to open a coffee shop in the former Balsam Food Market Building located at 284 N. Winton Road. Malek plans to sell baked goods such as bagels, muffins, scones and other treats along with coffee. The bakery coffee shop is expected to open late spring 2004 after extensive renovations.

Newcroft Park Begins Home Construction
This summer 8 homes will be constructed and interiors decorated for a September 2004 open house. The Rochester Home Builders Association in Partnership with the City of Rochester will host CityScape at Newcroft Park. Experience a real city neighborhood with character and ambience with traditional American homes, tree-lined streets, and friendly neighbors. Participating builders include: Atlas Builders, Barden Homes, J. DiMarco, Jeff Shear Homes, Morrell Builders, David W. Quick, and Riedman Development Company.
Twenty-two beautiful building lots are available in the all-new cul-de-sac community located just 1-1/2 blocks West of N. Winton Road off Atlantic Avenue. Newcroft Park is proof of the power of neighbors with a vision. Led by neighborhood residents with the help of the City of Rochester, the Newcroft Park subdivision was created in 2003.
Plans for the 8 homes under construction can be viewed on the Rochester Home Builders Association web site. If you are interested in more information about CityScape, Newcroft Park, or perhaps even building your new home in this beautiful neighborhood, please contact the Rochester Home Builders' Association at 585 272-8222.

Second North Winton Village Crime Prevention Initiative meeting held January 8th 2004.

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North Winton Village Association hosts the second annual Holiday Open House
Over 20 neighborhood merchants participated in the 2003 Holiday Open House December 12 from 5 to 9 pm. Along with holiday cheer, merchants provided refreshments, music, and door prizes. Holiday horses Nellie and Barron of the Rochester Mounted Police joined the festive occasion.

North Winton Village launches new Crime Prevention Initiative.
Over 50 merchants and concerned citizens attended a meeting held December 4, at Captain Jim’s Fish Market. Merchants and residents expressed concerns and problems they have experienced in recent months regarding criminal mischief with law enforce and government leaders. Meeting was attended by City Council President Lois Giess, Senator James Alesi, Senator Joseph Robach, Assemblyman Joseph Morelle, Legislator Chris Wilmot, District Attorney Elect Mike Green, NYS Assistant Attorney General Carlos Rodriguez, and representatives from Rochester PD, Monroe Co. Sheriff’s Dept. and the US Drug Enforcement Agency. Discussion with officials suggested a regular dialogue be established to work towards the NWV Association’s goal of zero tolerance for criminal activity. Next meeting is tentatively scheduled for 3:30 pm January 8, 2004 at Captain Jim’s Fish Market.

North Winton Village receives funding for video survielance cameras.
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esulting from the meeting held December 4, funding was secured in the form of a grant from Eastman Kodak on December 5th 2003 through the City of Rochesters NBN Process.

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In The News:
Northeast Area Development secures funding for portable survielance cameras in North Winton Village area.


Funding secured for survielance cameras in the North Winton Village area.

Volunteer helping with North Winton Village Association.

City of Rochester adopts new Zoning Code and Map
The adoption of the new Zoning Code effective January 2003, is the culmination of three years of review and revision of the 27 year old Zoning Ordinance last revised in 1975. Major revisions affecting the NWV neighborhood include select commercial areas along North Winton Road previously zoned as C2 have been designated C1, and mixed use areas along East Main Street have been designated R-2 with Office/Boutique Overlay. The new Zoning Ordinance requires businesses serving the public in a C1 District to close no later than 11:00 pm, and businesses operating in a C2 District no later than 2:00 am. All changes affecting the NWV neighborhood were implemented to preserve and promote the compatible residential commercial mix and the architectural identity characteristic of North Winton Village.

Brownfield clean up almost completed to create new neighborhood named "Newcroft".
Clean up initiated by Brownfield clean up grant from NY State & Governor Pataki.

Area Merchants affected by increase in criminal activity
Several neighborhood merchants have been affected by a wave of criminal activity this fall. Rochester Police state that two patterns are evident -- one where a brick is used to smash a window to gain access, the other is where a vehicle is used to push open a locked gate or garage door to gain access. Break-ins are thought to have occurred in the early morning hours. Police remind merchants to check their video surveillance equipment and insure that it is working properly.

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North Winton Village Association representing merchants and residents of Winton Road North, Blossom Road, Browncroft Blvd., East Main Street, Atlantic Avenue, Merchants Road, and Humbolt on the east side of the City of Rochester New York.