UTICA, N.Y. – The City of Utica has officially received the title to the former Northland Communications building on Court Street, after winning a three-year court battle over the property in January.
The Appellate Court decided the city could take the building from the private developer, Vincent Bailey, through eminent domain. Bailey owned 20% of the property and the City of Utica owned the rest.
The city argued in court that they couldn’t market the property unless they owned it entirely.
Now, Brian Thomas, the commissioner of Urban and Economic Development in Utica, says the city can start to market the building over the next several weeks.