BUD: Our "CoLa" Neighborhood


June 14, 2021 - While the Columbia-Lafayette Neigborhood (CoLa) has been dramatically altered, valuable Early Utica Boiler-Making assets remain, and the Wynn-BUD Initiative offers great promise.


We represent the Columbia Lafayette Neighborhood in Downtown Utica. Roughly 50-acres in size, spread across a 19-block street grid. Better Utica Downtown has setout to brand the neighborhood and our rich history. Today CoLa supports 40+ different businesses and hosts a wide variety of Historic Buildings.

Get to know "CoLa", located next to; the Utica AUD, Police & Courts Campus, and close to many downtown assets...

As others work to place Utica's New Hospital elsewhere, we are working to further develop our brand as we become an even more desirable place to do business, visit, and live!

We are surrounded by other downtown neighborhoods whom we will both work and grow with; Genesee Street Business Corridor, Bagg's Square, a newly expanding Sports and Entertainment district, the Art's District, and the Varick Street Brewery District. To the west is the new 5/8/12 roadway, we have the AUD across from our Public Safety Block, and we're a short walk to Union Station to the north, and close to the Utica Library and So Much More

Our main plan is to connect with other Utica Neighborhoods, as well as redevelop our assets. As time goes by and our vision is acted upon, Downtown Utica's Columbia-Lafayette Neighborhood will offer great urban living options as we've started to list with our Vision for the Columbia-Lafayette Neighborhood.

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