Erie Boulevard BOA

In 2004, the City of Rome adopted a City-wide Comprehensive Plan that provided a vision and clarity on key projects and goals that the City would set forth to implement. Since the plans adoption, the City has experienced a large increase in reinvestment and revitalization projects, both public and private, within the waterfront and downtown business districts, which has been primarily focused in and around the Downtown Rome BOA (click here to learn more about the NYS BOA Program). The Erie Boulevard Corridor BOA study will keep the positive momentum of master planning, project implementation, and neighborhood revitalization flowing, centering on the former Rome cable site and the Erie Boulevard Corridor. The study focuses on the emerging West Dominick Street Arts and Cultural District, with special attention on the potential reuse and relocation of the 3 story parking structure that includes a public transportation terminal in its bottom level and two strategic infill sites.

The Erie Boulevard Corridor BOA is uniquely situated within the City of Rome, encompassing a major transportation corridor, Canal front lands, residential development and the City’s growing arts and cultural district. The study area has changed dramatically over the last 50 years. Once a thriving industrial hub and job center, the City has seen many industries move away, leaving dormant and underutilized parcels in its wake. Building on opportunities, and mitigating challenges, the BOA planning process will allow the community to take advantage of the study area’s assets, extending from the Erie Canal to established residential neighborhoods and industrial nodes. Our work will evaluate and build upon the vision and recommendations identified in the Step 1 process to develop realistic redevelopment scenarios for key sites and target areas. This study is truly a continuation of the on-going Downtown Rome Step 2/3 BOA project.

Click on the links below to view the Final Erie Boulevard BOA document and accompanying appendices.

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PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

Public Meeting #1: March 20, 2017

Public Meeting #1 was held on March 20, 2017 to provide an opportunity for community members to learn about the BOA project and provide feedback. At this meeting participants were asked to use voting board to provide input on revitalization improvements including waterfront projects, complete streets and wayfinding.

Public Meeting #2: October 18, 2017

Public Meeting #2 was held on October 18, 2017, and was a joint meeting to discuss revitalization efforts in the City of Rome. Since the Rome DRI, Downtown Rome BOA, and Erie Boulevard BOA projects were simultaneously on-going, this public event invited the community to provide input on types of revitalization projects they would like to see using interactive stations.

Public Meeting #3: December 9, 2019

Public Workshop #3 was held on December 9, 2019. This workshop consisted of numerous educational and interactive boards geared toward obtaining input on the proposed projects included in the Draft Master Revitalization Plan. The interactive boards provided opportunities for people to leave feedback.