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 in addition to the 40+ Businesses operating there. 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.