Rome hosts Erie Boulevard BOA open house

The opportunity to develop Brownfield Opportunity Areas became available after Rome received a $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant from New York State last year.

Posted: Dec 9, 2019 10:50 PM
Updated: Dec 9, 2019 10:57 PM

ROME, NY – The city of Rome hosted an open house Monday, to discuss Brownfield Opportunity Areas in the city.

Specifically, the Erie Boulevard BOA, which includes downtown Rome and the land along the Erie Canal.

The opportunity to develop these areas became available after Rome received a $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant from New York State last year.

Some of these opportunities include greenway connectivity in Rome, improvements to Freedom Plaza, and a downtown parking study.

Ronald Witt, a lifelong resident of Rome, says he’s pleased with the direction the city is taking.

“South Rome has been kind of rough lately. A lot of factories have been shut down, and now they’re removing them, beautifying the place, and getting more industrial structures of a new style that are bringing jobs back to the area.”

Rome residents were presented with displays of various proposals for the Erie Boulevard Brownfield Opportunity Area and asked to “vote” on their favorites by placing a sticker on the display they favored most.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2523560

Reported Deaths: 56130
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings33405310847
Queens31536810288
Suffolk2395573605
Nassau2143703293
Bronx2076626751
New York1681074636
Westchester1436362340
Erie1064171949
Richmond889441935
Monroe842971188
Orange57538920
Rockland53112779
Onondaga52054761
Dutchess35615499
Albany30838390
Oneida28644589
Broome24451405
Niagara24031397
Saratoga20287200
Ulster17273278
Schenectady16731227
Rensselaer14808167
Putnam1249298
Chautauqua12428175
Oswego11668113
Chemung10932156
St. Lawrence10524127
Steuben10133173
Ontario9352110
Jefferson888076
Cayuga8658107
Sullivan847383
Wayne816784
Cattaraugus7732115
Genesee7013132
Herkimer6806128
Clinton672540
Tompkins650459
Fulton6331104
Madison6187102
Montgomery5966141
Livingston572771
Warren546084
Cortland534279
Tioga509471
Columbia5009111
Chenango468986
Allegany461597
Washington461367
Otsego457555
Wyoming439358
Greene438586
Orleans434187
Franklin428020
Lewis360338
Delaware356047
Seneca274163
Essex230731
Schoharie229521
Yates164728
Schuyler153817
Hamilton4383
Unassigned14426
Out of NY0317
Utica
Partly Cloudy
43° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 38°
Oneonta
Partly Cloudy
43° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 39°
Herkimer
Partly Cloudy
43° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 38°
Old Forge
Cloudy
43° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 38°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Game Day Deals - New Deals Each Week
Chapter Aesthetic October Giveaway
Cool To Be Kind 2021
Looking for work or looking to hire? Check out the WKTV Job Fair!
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve