We’re defining a new #DowntownUtica neighborhood, called “CoLa”... https://t.co/HgUsuDnUUd Think, historic preservation, adaptive reuse, revitalization, plus smart-and-green infill development! pic.twitter.com/yhPzrheZNe— BetterUticaDowntown (@BudsforBUD) October 8, 2018
In too many parts of downtown, buildings have been razed for surface parking. CoLa is critically important, as it ties together many neighborhoods; the Genesee Street Business Corridor, the Varick Street & Brewery District, Bagg's Square and the rapidly expanding AUD, plus others including the Art's District.
In addition to the 40+ Businesses originally targeted in the hospital site concept, this neighborhood is also home to; Utica City Hall, Utica Police Complex, Utica City Courts, Kennedy Apartments, and a long string of mill buildings bookended by Brodock Press / The Lofts At 502.
Properties and parcels of CoLa Neighborhood have been defined into four block groups...
Looking to define ourselves further, “Block Groups” (WE, CW, CE & EE) are applied to the Columbia Lafayette Neighborhood’s developing identity... https://t.co/HgUsuD6jvD #walkable #historic #connected #downtown pic.twitter.com/aqbOBl10vI— BetterUticaDowntown (@BudsforBUD) October 12, 2018
We're not opposed to a new hospital, just do not bulldoze Downtown Utica's Historic Columbia-Lafayette Neighborhood... "Build It At St. Luke's!"