• Downtown Campus opens for fall semester in September. 
  • Newly appointed SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson tours the Downtown Campus in August.
  • MCC and the Regional Transit Service partner on bus transportation for MCC students and employees.
  • Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo delivers 2017 State of the County address at the Downtown Campus in May.


  • MCC leads building tours for local partners and select groups from the College community throughout the year.
  • MCC and Monroe County officials tour the Downtown Campus under construction in May.


  • Local officials and project partners announce the start of construction of MCC's Downtown Campus at an October groundbreaking ceremony.
  • Monroe County Legislature approves awarding main construction contracts to seven regional companies at its September meeting.
  • State budget action in March completes funding for MCC's new downtown campus.
  • Local officials provide an MCC downtown campus project update at a March news conference.
  • Monroe County Legislature approves a project labor agreement between Monroe County and 16 local unions for MCC’s new downtown campus at its February meeting.
  • President Kress updates members of the High Falls Business Association and High Falls Business Improvement District on the project’s progress at their Jan. 21 meeting.


  • County Executive Brooks updates the community on MCC's new downtown campus at the Dec. 10 RDDC "Vision:Future" luncheon.
  • LaBella Associates presents project udpate and draft design to MCC Board of Trustees at Dec. 1, 2014, board meeting.
  • College officials begin design discussions with LaBella Associates and DiMarco Constructors.
  • Governor Cuomo renames $12.5 million previously attributed to Renaissance Square project for MCC's new downtown campus.


  • MCC holds forums to provide community with information about the College’s vision for its new downtown campus at Kodak.
  • Monroe County Legislature authorizes the purchase of the Kodak property for $2.99 million at its February 12 meeting.
  • At its March 19 meeting the State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees unanimously approves the Kodak property as the site of MCC's new downtown campus and the purchase price of $2.99 million.
  • Monroe County, MCC and Kodak close on the sale of the Kodak property for MCC's new downtown campus.
  • Monroe County awards contracts for design and construction to LaBella Associates and DiMarco Constructors.
  • College establishes internal work groups to develop vision and needs for new downtown campus.


  • Monroe County Legislature adopts a 2013-2018 Capital Improvement Program that includes a new MCC downtown campus.
  • Required SEQR (New York State Environmental Quality Review) report is completed and a negative declaration is issued, meaning that no negative environmental impacts were found.
  • Monroe County Legislature approves bond resolutions for the 2013 Monroe County Capital Budget, including funding for MCC downtown campus, at its December meeting.


  • Kodak and MCC discuss potential acquisition of property at the State Street corporate campus.
  • President Kress, some MCC Trustees and other MCC representatives hear Sibley Building redevelopment proposal from Winn Companies.
  • President Kress meets with Mayor Richards to discuss the challenges with selecting the Sibley Building.
  • MCC Student Trustee hosts open forum for students at Damon City Campus.
  • Members of the MCC Board of Trustees tour Kodak properties.
  • Mayor Richards meets with MCC Board of Trustees.
  • MCC Trustees vote to recommend the college establish a permanent downtown campus on properties at State Street and Morrie Silver Way in the City of Rochester.


  • MCC Board authorizes hiring of Cecil Group as site selection consultants.
  • List of 18 potential sites narrowed to six by Board of Trustees.
  • MCC team tours Sibley Building with Monroe County officials.
  • President Kress, Monroe County Executive Brooks and Interim Rochester City Mayor Richards hear presentation from Winn Companies.
  • MCC and Monroe County explore Gateway/Edwards as a possible location but project cannot be done within budget.
  • President Kress meets with Carlos Carballada, Commissioner, City of Rochester Department of Neighborhood and Business Development, on Winn’s proposal for Sibley Building.
  • MCC explores possibility of purchasing Sibley Building.


  • The Renaissance Square project ends.
  • President Kress convenes internal Downtown Campus Steering Committee to develop site selection criteria.
  • MCC meets with Sibley Building developers to discuss redevelopment opportunities.


  • ATEC vision reconstituted as the Renaissance Square project. MCC joins.


  • Monroe County Executive Doyle proposes a joint facility―college campus, transit center and performing arts center―to supersede ATEC.


  • Plans announced to build MCC’s Advanced Technology Education Center (ATEC) at a site on Plymouth Ave. Intent is to vacate the Sibley Building for new location.


  • MCC establishes temporary downtown campus at the Sibley Building.