FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER + UTICA CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER +
UTICA CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
In partnership with ICAN, CSArch is renovating an existing 40,000 sf building in Utica's Parkway District into the new home for the nonprofit's Family Resource Center and the Utica Children's Museum.
This promises to be a destination that will add to the rich mix of offerings for families in the Parkway District, the City of Utica, and our region as a whole.”
Phase 2 of the project will renovate the second floor of the building into the new home for the Utica Children's Museum. A 4,000 sf addition will house the reception area, lobby, gift shop, two-story climbing structure, and stairway leading into the upper-level museum exhibits.
Integrated Community Alternatives Network (ICAN) is a nonprofit organization that provides traditional and non-traditional services to families and individuals with unique needs. With CSArch as a partner, ICAN is planning to unite with the Utica Children’s Museum and relocate from an antiquated space to a more centralized, modernized, and visible location on the Parkway in Utica, NY.
Previously occupied by the Utica City School District, the new building will help bring children and families together, increase access to supportive services, provide social-emotional learning opportunities, and serve as a community anchor within the greater Utica area and entire Mohawk Valley region. The completed project will be certified as a universally designed building by the University of Buffalo IDEA Center for its accessible and inclusive design.
Estimated Completion Date
Family Resource Center: Summer 2022
Children's Museum: End of 2023
Children's Museum, Office Space, Reception and Lobby Areas, Multi-Purpose Meeting Space, Youth and Family Program Support