July 2014. $20 million accelerator pitched.
The newspaper headline asks "COULD Innovation District Save Downtown?" Great question.
Champions are emerging HERE.
November 10, 2014: UPDATE: Here's the official website and map. Here's a newspaper article by Patrick Burke about the $5 million version of the innovation district.
This innovation district is unique in that it states the intention of being inclusive. Recognizing that inclusiveness is a quality that is absolutely foundational to long term success (aka sustainability) is rare among those in the economic development business. Kudos to them.
Their educational partner is RIT.