What will be the future of the Cadillac Hotel? The historic building in downtown Rochester was acquired by developer DHD Ventures in October, but the company has yet to release plans detailing the property’s future. Many people are wondering what will happen to members of Rochester’s homeless population who are often housed there when shelters run out of available beds. The living conditions in the hotel have been criticized by local shelter leaders, and the county stopped housing people there in 2016 because it didn’t meet standards.
These issues were the focus of a recent piece in Open Mic Roc. We talk about what the Open Mic team learned while reporting on the Cadillac, and we discuss how local homeless families could be impacted by changes with the hotel. Our guests: