Rome Canal Village
- Rome, New York
- Date Completed
Rome Canal Village served as the catalyst to reduce growing blight on South James Street, which was plagued with high crimes statistics, and the development of Canal Village helped to reduce the blight and greatly improve the neighborhood with quality housing making a positive and long-lasting impact to this area.
This project transformed 12 properties, which included 7 buildings and five vacant lots. Four buildings were demolished and three buildings were substantially rehabilitated, for a total of 11 buildings with 33 rental apartments. Five of those units are reserved for qualified homeless veterans.
Since its completion, this urban in ll revitalization project has encouraged area residents and businesses to invest more resources into the neighborhood.