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Comprehensive Plan Presentation and Workshop

21 March 2018

The City of Rochester is in the Process of Developing a Comprehensive Plan “Rochester 2034”.

“Rochester 2034” will serve as the fundamental basis for making public and private decisions on land use regulation and development, future investment, and the allocation of critical resources.  Typically looking out at the next 15 years, a city comprehensive plan is a means to promote and protect the general health, safety and welfare of the people and to lay out a course of action for the future social, physical, and economic development of the community. 

Dorraine Kirkmire “Director of Planning” for the City of Rochester will be attending our monthly Board meeting in March to speak to the residents of Browncroft about “Rochester 2034”.

All residents of the Browncroft Neighborhood are invited to attend the “Rochester 34” presentation on the

21st of March at 7:00 PM

Christ the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church,

1000 North Winton Road.

The City is reaching out to citizens. This is our opportunity to listen and contribute to the plan development. I encourage everyone to attend. After attending you can complete the on line survey. If you cannot attend please take the time to complete the survey.

Use the link below


The survey can be found with a net search to City of Rochester Comprehensive Plan.



BNA Annual Meeting

May 30, 2018

 Christ the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church,

1000 North Winton Road.

Peter Lovenheim is an author and journalist whose articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Parade, The Washington Post, and elsewhere. He teaches nonfiction writing at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland. His six previous books include In the Neighborhood (winner of the First Annual Zócalo Public Square Book Prize).

In the Neighborhood:

The Search for Community on an American Street, One Sleepover at a Time

Named a first selection by the Action Book Club

Peter Lovenheim had lived on the same street in suburban Rochester, New York much of his life. But it was only after a brutal murder-suicide rocked the neighborhood that he was struck by a fact of modern life in contemporary American communities: No one really knew anyone else.

Thus began Peter’s search to meet and get to know his neighbors. Being inquisitive, he did more than just introduce himself. He asked, ever so politely, if he could sleep over.

With an open mind and a curious spirit, Lovenheim takes us inside the homes, minds, and hearts of his neighbors and asks a thought-provoking question: Do neighborhoods still matter—and is something lost when we live as strangers next door?


Praise for In the Neighborhood

“Lovenheim advances ideas about isolation in the modern world, and why a welcoming front porch is needed now more than ever.”

“It’s impossible to read this book without feeling the urge to knock on neighbors’ doors.”
—Chicago Sun-Times

“Using the sleepover as an innovative sociological lens, Lovenheim provides a smart…personal look at what Americans tend to lose by [going] about their lives largely detached from those living around them.”
Publishers Weekly

“It is hard not to be charmed [and] to read this book and not think of your own neighborhood, your own street.”
—Minneapolis Star Tribune

“…poignant and often hilarious…”
—Christian Century

“I couldn’t put this book down. It’s not only a fascinating sociological take on modern American communities, but a deeply personal story.”


Coming June 5th!

The Attachment Effect

A revealing look at how and why we relate to others—and how we can improve our closest connections

The psychology of attachment is having a moment. Why is this concept, widely accepted for decades, suddenly in the news? Because people are discovering how powerfully it sheds light on the mystery of how we relate to each other—and why these patterns tend to repeat themselves over the course of our lives.

Fascinated by the subject, award-winning journalist and author Peter Lovenheim embarked on a journey to explore the science of attachment and how it underpins our complicated connections to each other. Through a compelling narrative that combines personal stories with scientific research, along with personal insights into his own intimate relationships, Lovenheim brings the attachment process to life and reveals how our earliest bond shapes our entire lives. 


Welcome to the Browncroft Neighborhood Association (BNA) web site. This is the official web PUBLIC site of the historic Browncroft Neighborhood in the City of Rochester, New York. As a visitor you have complete access to all of its content by following the shortcuts along the top, the BLUE navigation selections to the left, or selecting any BLUE highlighted word that will redirect you to further content here or on the Internet. You do not need to login at any time.

The purpose of BNA is to promote, organize, and carry on those activities which are intended to maintain and improve the character and quality of neighborhood living in the Browncroft area of the City of Rochester, New York.

Overview: The City of Rochester's web site provides a general overview of the Browncroft Neighborhood in the Southeast Quadrant.

Communication is important: The BNA Crier Newsletter is delivered to each of our houses in the BNA area about 5-6 times a year by our volunteer carriers. If you wish to subscribe to our BNA-announce emailing list for alerts, reminders, and news, go to the Contact pageBesides this site, you can   on Twitter or Become a fan on Facebook. No account login required to view.

Membership: As a resident of a BNA street, you can show your support by becoming a voting member by filling a BNA Membership Form and payment of the $10 dues.

Check out our neighborhood services:  the latest PDF doc attachments found at Browncroft - Home for a Lifetime for neighbor recommended "Home Maintenance Provider List", and our neighbor-to-neighbor "On Our Way" transportation program.


Please visit our neighborhood's (K-6) RCSD – School #46 web site - bookmark it and check back for monthly updates.


The monthly Winton Branch Library program flyer is available here or at the Public Library web site. Your continued patronage is appreciated.