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Backstreet Apartments Renovation Project - Grand Reopening 1-7-2019

  • Cake created by Cake Commander
  • Cutting the cake! OTDA Commissioner Samuel Roberts, OCO Executive Director Diane Cooper-Currier, and Fulton Mayor Ronald Woodward.
  • Diane Cooper-Currier, OCO Executive Director, greets Amanda Diller, project manager for OTDA HHAC
  • Fulton Common Council President Donald Patrick Jr. (left) chats with Sixth Ward Councilor Lawrence Macner
  • Fulton Mayor Ronald Woodward congratulates OCO on the successful renovation of the Backstreet Apartment building.
  • Grand reopening guests enjoy tours of the apartments.
  • Guests with Bridget Dolbear, OCO Development Coordinator
  • Large crowd attends ribbon cutting ceremony outside Backstreet Apartments on January 7, 2019.
  • OCO Board member Gidget Stevens chats with program staff Reva Reynolds
  • OCO Executive Director Diane Cooper-Currier welcomes guests to the grand opening ceremonies
  • OCO's Behavioral Health Director Beth Thompson (right) speaks to the news media as OCO Sr. Director of Operations Betsy Copps looks on
  • Official ribbon cutting to mark grand reopening of OCO's Backstreet Apartments permanent supportive housing program now that renovations have been completed.
  • OTDA Commissioner Samuel Roberts congratulates OCO Executive Director Diane Cooper-Currier on completion of the Backstreet Renovation Project.
  • OTDA Commissioner Samuel Roberts presents a commemorative plaque to OCO Executive Director Diane Cooper-Currier as Fulton Mayor Ronald Woodward looks on.
  • Representatives from NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance pose with OCO Executive Director Diane Cooper-Currier.
  • Ronald Slade of C&S Engineers is pictured with ODTA Commissioner Samuel Roberts
Bathrooms received new ceiling ventilation systems and a fresh coat of paint.
Deteriorating exterior layers needed to be removed and replaced
Exterior covered in safety netting in 2017, after pieces of the exterior began to crumble and fall to the street.
installation of the Energy Insulating Finish System (EIFS) gives the building a durable, waterproof exterior.
Members of the construction project team.
New energy efficient windows were installed and interior walls painted.
New HVAC installed in all apartments.
Renovation project begins - August 2018
The roof line was reconstructed.
Visitors tour the renovated apartments at a grand reopening celebration 1-7-19