This is the Columbia-Lafayette Neighborhood, which contains some of Utica's oldest streets, alleys and buildings. Watch a video showing many of the buildings being threatened; Historic Buildings, Streets, Utica NY
Some have offered false words of "crushing" or "massive" blight. However, as "Downtowners" we see huge opportunity. Others lacking vision focus on three attached buildings left vacant as a result of Utica's last bout of urban renewal.
As soon as we defeat the hospital concept's Destructive Bulldozing, this neighborhood will become Downtown Utica's next "up-and-coming" development zone! Positioned in the center of Downtown Utica's rebounding neighborhoods, we're
As Common Council President explains, Utica Has A Lot To Lose. But we feel the hospital concept will fade as new developers and current property owners realize the potential.