My Experience as an Historic Preservationist

(Pictured above: the 1847 William Higbie Homestead and my home). By Mindy MacLaren As the daughter of a visionary leader in the revitalization of some Rochester's oldest industrial buildings, the idea of them as important pieces of the landscape, history, and future of a place was instilled in me from a young age. In my … Continue reading My Experience as an Historic Preservationist

My Comments to the 2020 Comp Plan Committee

By Mindy MacLaren On Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, a public hearing was held to give Penfield residents the opportunity to speak to their neighbors who have volunteered to sit on the 2020 Comprehensive Plan Committee; the Town's planner (Zach Nersinger), engineer (Mark Valentine), and Director of Development (Jim Costello) were present as well.  My comments … Continue reading My Comments to the 2020 Comp Plan Committee

Penfield Deserves Proactive Leadership

By Mindy MacLaren As a founding member of the ‘Save Shadow Pines’ group, now known as the ‘Friends of Shadow Pines’, I take great pride in what our grassroots group of Penfield residents was able to do regarding the 211 acre former golf course. We effectively communicated to the public why it should be purchased … Continue reading Penfield Deserves Proactive Leadership