Orange fencing. Big yellow equipment. The sounds of construction.
Another story about the project?
Not this time, Rochester.
There's been a lot of speculation about what's going on at . This story gives you the answers.
The fountain stays
The Chapman House is a Rochester historical treasure. But it has stood empty since its last business, , left.
Now, this gorgeous building is about to find new life as an upscale restaurant serving French-inspired cuisine. In addition to the restaurant, the site plans include the ability to host events in the garden behind the building.
"We're extremely excited that the new owners are restoring this historic property, including preserving its fountain," city manager Jaymes Vettraino said.
Vettraino also said the new owners have been very cooperative in mitigating potential noise and parking issues. The plans include fencing and extensive landscaping to reduce noise. Valet parking will be offered to patrons.
"It's such a unique property," said one of the managing members. "It's an exciting project for us and it's important to us to preserve the structure and grounds."
The name stays
As for the name, it will stay The Chapman House.
"We recognize the name is an important part of Rochester history," said the manager. "Everyone knows it by that name."
To learn a little more about the history of the Chapman House, click here.