Rochester's rapidly changing landscape tilted toward apartment complexes in 2016 as the city issued permits for about eight times more units than it did two years ago.

Apartment projects began to go up throughout every quadrant of the city at a rate never seen before in Rochester.

In late December, the city was on track to issue permits for 1,000 apartment units for the year, according to director of building and safety Randy Johnson. In 2014, that number was just 124. He said while 1,165 apartment units were approved in 2015, it was 2016 when most of that construction started.

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