Sunday, January 9, 2011
Good News: Harbor Point and The Bleecker Street Project
Two downtown areas are being targeted for renewal: (1) Harbor Point on the Canal, and (2) historic buildings, former businesses and factories on Bleecker and Broad Streets. In fact, Harbor Point has been dredged, a project paid for by National Grid and the State Department of Environmental Conservaton. The hope is to improve life downtown by providing a waterfront promenade, a marina, office space, restaurants, clubs, lofts and shops on and nearby the Canal area.
See The Bleecker Street Project on Facebook!
"In 2007, the 200 block of Bleecker Street was scheduled for demolition. Residents and groups like the Landmark Society fought to save the buildings from becoming a parking lot. As a result of their foresight and vision, every remaining building has been saved. The block includes four remaining buildings. The former Meyda building is on the corner of Bleecker and Burnett. Plans for a restaurant are in the works..."
See articles in this Sunday Observer Dispatch - http://www.uticaod.com/news