Contact Us

Second Genesee Street Design Development Workshop Held In Utica

Gino Geruntino, WIBX

You can’t change Utica overnight, but there’s a small group aiming to at least spruce up the downtown corridor.

Tuesday evening, about 40 people attended the second Genesee Street Design Development Workshop held by Rust2Green at Hotel Utica.

During the event attendees offered several ideas, including adding Wi-Fi hotspots, utilizing sidewalks more to promote the urban landscape, and in one case, converting the entire street into a walking space.

Paula Horrigan is a professor at Cornell University and heads the university’s Rust2Green Capstone Studio for graduating students.

She says Genesee Street is unique.

“It’s not just one street,” Horrigan said. “It’s a series of different districts and different places, and how to develop a public space and infrastructure improvement plan that could respond and respect those kind of characteristic qualities of it.”

Horrigan says her students have four goals when it comes to updating Genesee Street, with plans to make it more welcoming, connected, activated and more green. But, in order to make the downtown corridor a more popular place there first has to be partnerships built between public and private sectors.

As for a timeline, Brian Thomas with Urban Renewal says there isn’t one just yet. The project remains dependent on money and the city still has to apply for grant funding.

More From WIBX

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wibx950.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on WIBX 950 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on WIBX 950 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!