News in Cortland NY

June 28, Groundbreaking Ceremony, Cortland Crown Homes Neighborhood revitalization in the City of Cortland’s South Main Street Corridor

A groundbreaking ceremony kicked off the development of Cortland Crown Homes. This project is part of a major revitalization of the South Main Street Corridor in the City of Cortland. Housing Visions Consultants, Inc. acquired 10 buildings on or adjacent to South Main Street for the development of 30 quality, affordable housing units for low and moderate income families.

Housing Visions will rehab 5 buildings, demolish 5 buildings, and construct 3 new buildings with completion in Fall of 2008. Special thanks to the cooperative efforts of the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR), Cortland Business Development Corporation and Industrial Development Agency (BDC-IDA), Thoma Development Consultants, the City of Cortland, and the support of Mayor Tom Gallagher, and Marilyn E. Brown, Cortland County Legislature Chairperson.

Groundbreaking took place on Thursday, June 28, at 10 am at 162 South Main Street (corner of South Main Street and Frederick Avenue).

Kenyon Craig, President of Housing Visions Consultants, Inc. said, “The Cortland Crown Homes project in the South Main Street corridor is the result of a collaborative partnership with the City of Cortland and many other organizations in the area. We look forward to being a part of the revitalization of this important neighborhood in Cortland.”

The City of Cortland Mayor Tom Gallagher said, “Reducing the blight and developing the neighborhood with quality housing will make a positive and long lasting impact to this area.”

The Executive Director of the Cortland County Business Development Corporation-Industrial Development Agency, Linda Dickerson Hartsock, believes “The redevelopment of the City of Cortland’s south side, particularly this neighborhood, is vital to the success of the county and local residents.”