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City asks residents for input on vacant Mt. Hope Ave. site

Mar 29, 2017

Mayor Lovely Warren is seeking community input Wednesday evening about what to do with the vacant City-owned site at 151 Mt. Hope Ave.

The nearly two-acre site is located near the Genesee River, south of I-490 in the South Wedge neighborhood. 

"As we work to transform our city, creating safer more vibrant neighborhoods, more jobs and better educational opportunities for our children, we are here to listen to what residents and business owners have to say about opportunities in their neighborhood,” Warren said in  a news release.

The public forum is expected to be the first of a still undetermined number of meetings to help City staff create a Request for Proposals and develop the site over time.

“What we’ll do first is give an overview of the site, we’ll talk about some of the park enhancements that will happen down the line, and then we’ll have some breakout sessions,” said Bayé Muhammad, Commissioner of the Department of Neighborhood and Business Development. “We’re trying to do a better job at engaging in the beginning versus at the end.”

The forum will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 29 in the meeting room of Hamilton Tower, 185 Mt. Hope Ave.