Eastman Business Park is transforming into an urban-style, mixed-use Innovation District, complete with manufacturing, retail, office, and residential space. Already a hub for high-tech industries, the Innovation District is also becoming an entertainment destination for visitors as a result of continuing investment in the Kodak Center. Additional investment in the relocation of Maplewood Drive, the restoration of Eastman Avenue, and the expansion of Maplewood Park will make the site even more attractive to private developers. As redevelopment of the Park progresses, more residents are expected to move into the area, creating a vibrant, thriving, and revitalized community.
In order to realize the vision identified in the Eastman Business Park: Strategic Sites Master Plan (2017), regulatory changes will be required to support the proposed uses and the desired design character.