CLOSINGS: View Closings

AUD Authority purchases Tartan Textile property for future Nexus Center

Photo courtesy of UticaComets.com

Plans for the proposed “U-District” in downtown Utica are moving a step forward with the purchase of the Tartan Textile property by the Upper Mohawk Valley Memorial Auditorium Authority.

Posted: Dec 21, 2017 1:25 PM
Updated: Dec 21, 2017 1:26 PM

UTICA – Plans for the proposed “U-District” in downtown Utica are moving a step forward with the purchase of the Tartan Textile property by the Upper Mohawk Valley Memorial Auditorium Authority.

The AUD Authority announced today that they’ve finalized and signed the purchase agreement for the property from Bowers Development, LLC, with the hopes of developing it into the Nexus Center, a sports and recreation center for tournament-based play.

The 1.9-acre property is located across from the Adirondack Bank Center and it encompasses the block between Broadway and Charles streets. Demolition on the existing building is scheduled to start in early 2018.

“The Authority has been striving towards procuring the Tartan property for a long time, so it is rewarding to see things finally come full circle,” said Carl Annese, chairman of the AUD Authority, in a news release. “I know I speak for the Authority as a whole when I say that that land is unbound in its potential, and that it will allow us to continue to push forward to make our Nexus Center project a reality.”

Officials predict that the Nexus Center will bring in 350,000 visitors each year.

Plans for the proposed U-District also include the already completed expansion to the Adirondack Bank Center at the Utica Memorial Auditorium, a craft beer museum and innovation center, a casino, a public playground and more.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 503176

Reported Deaths: 33444
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Queens769807294
Kings755177393
Bronx555274991
Nassau498412208
Suffolk491982019
Westchester405541470
New York362243198
Rockland18024683
Richmond173591096
Orange13672505
Erie13161713
Monroe7386300
Dutchess5508163
Onondaga5498207
Albany3660136
Broome362083
Oneida2769128
Ulster253195
Niagara2088101
Putnam182563
Sullivan178648
Chemung17773
Schenectady157950
Saratoga136517
Rensselaer111042
Steuben102557
Chautauqua95513
Columbia72138
Ontario67935
Tioga65330
Tompkins6320
Oswego6314
Madison57017
Cortland5530
Cattaraugus5176
Wayne5125
Greene50718
Warren46133
Orleans41254
Chenango4087
Cayuga4052
St. Lawrence4054
Otsego4045
Genesee3965
Herkimer39410
Fulton36324
Washington33814
Allegany3141
Livingston3138
Montgomery2704
Clinton2485
Jefferson2110
Essex1990
Wyoming1925
Delaware1787
Seneca1473
Schuyler1350
Lewis1340
Yates1267
Schoharie1120
Franklin800
Hamilton170
Unassigned017
Utica
Overcast
42° wxIcon
Hi: 40° Lo: 23°
Feels Like: 38°
Oneonta
Broken Clouds
34° wxIcon
Hi: 37° Lo: 22°
Feels Like: 27°
Herkimer
Overcast
42° wxIcon
Hi: 40° Lo: 23°
Feels Like: 38°
Thendara
Overcast
42° wxIcon
Hi: 36° Lo: 19°
Feels Like: 38°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Click here to learn more about A Healthier Mohawk Valley
VOTE OCTOBER 22-30
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve
WKTV Golf Card - Under 150 left