ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC)- Six years ago, the future of the Culver Road Armory on Culver Road in the city was bleak with seemingly little promise. That is, until local developer Fred Rainaldi bid on and won the World War II structure in 2009. Six years and two phases later, Rainaldi is talking about the final phase. Tuesday, the developers met with people living around the armory to lay out what the phase would look like.

Currently, the armory consists of two modern buildings housing restaurants like Trata and stores like Alex and Ani and Fleet Feet. Rainaldi’s vision was to build an upscale mix-use development and that’s precisely what he did. 

“We are our own little ecosystem here,” Rainaldi said. “We really enjoy watching people cross shop through the development and we’re becoming more of a lifestyle center, a culture center.”

So what will the third phase look like?

“The third building is a hybrid of both (the other two buildings) and has a little more contextual relationship to the topography,” Rainaldi said. “You’ll see green elements, there will be all types of hybrid charging stations, rooftop features and hiking trails.”

In 2013, Rainaldi told News 8, Phase Three would have a five story condo tower with 10 units made of cedar and glass. Tuesday, he couldn’t tell News 8 if that is still the case. He said it would be discussed at the neighborhood meeting.

Rainaldi said he hopes to have the final draft for phase three of the Culver Road Armory to the city within a month. They hope to break ground by the end of this year, early 2016.