Overview of South Rome Redevelopment Corporation
The South Rome Redevelopment Corporation Board of Directors works to facilitate the implementation of the South Rome Redevelopment Master Plan by working with:
- City of Rome and Floyd County governments
- Georgia Department of Community Affairs
- Other non-profits
- For-profit developers
South Rome Redevelopment Corporation Mission Statement:
To achieve redevelopment in South Rome through homeownership, affordable housing choices, educational opportunities, active community involvement, leadership, and appropriate economic development.
South Rome Redevelopment Corporation Vision Statement:
The South Rome Redevelopment Corporation is dedicated to ensuring that South Rome is a clean, safe, vibrant and beautiful community as well as a pleasant place to live, work, worship, and learn South Rome
The South Rome Redevelopment Corporation is working with the city of Rome and other partners to revitalize the South Rome community. The thirteen member Board of Directors wishes to redevelop South Rome by expanding homeownership opportunity, providing affordable housing chioces and appropriate economic development, creating educational opportunities, and promoting active community leadership and involvement.
Approximately 10% of the City's population live in South Rome in a small geographic area. The primary goal of the SRRC is revitalization of South Rome into a safe, clean, and livable community. In order to achieve this goal the Board will partner with the residents and the broader community to introduce strategies for the following activities:
- Increase affordable/attainable housing options
- Create pride in education
- Establish a central center for educational excellence
- Increase pride in neighborhoods
- Reduce the perception and reality of criminal activity
- Attract private investment
- Improve the physical appearance of commercial areas
- Increase the number of jobs in South Rome
- Foster private investment
- Create a business incubator
Current activities include a partnership with Mercy Housing Southeast for the construction of a 77 unit mixed income complex along the Etowah River for seniors, a two million dollar publicly funded streetscape, and participation in the planning and construction of a new neighborhood elementary school.