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Earl Davis // WKTV

As part of the effort to revitalize downtown Utica, the state office building has had many updates over the past five years, and on Wednesday, new sidewalks was added to the list.

Posted: Jun 10, 2021 4:35 PM

UTICA, N.Y. – As part of the effort to revitalize downtown Utica, the state office building has had many updates over the past five years, and on Wednesday, new sidewalks was added to the list.

RoAnn Destito, commissioner of the New York State Office of General Services, was at a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday morning to celebrate the improvements.

“Building upon the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative award Gov. Cuomo announced last month, OGS has made significant investments in our building in downtown Utica, making it a more secure, energy-efficient, and attractive place for our tenants and the public,” Commissioner Destito said. “We are grateful to Mayor Palmieri and our local partners in City Hall for contributing to this effort by installing beautiful new sidewalks in Utica, including in front of the state office building.”

Other improvements made to the building include new waterproofing and drainage systems, energy code-compliant insulation, a reinforced concrete deck, new pavers, LED lighting, benches, planters, and outdoor furniture.

About 1,100 new energy-efficient, insulated windows were also installed using DRI funding.

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