Welcome to CiviCure

A nonprofit corporation focused on the revitalization of the greater Hoosick area.
A community initiative to preserve and revitalize the Classic Street and High Street river front,
restore historical buildings, and beautify streetscapes in the heart of the Village of Hoosick Falls.

Project Benefits

  • Improve the aesthetic appearance of the housing stock and the Village generally
  • Attract middle income familes to move to the Village
  • Increase business activity in the heart of the business district
  • Expand cultural and recreational opportunities for residents and visitors
  • Preserve important historic structures
  • Attract visitors to the Village of Hoosick Falls
A Vision for the Future
Hoosick Falls, New York is a small upstate Village nestled in one of America's most bucolic valleys. It's history as a center for pre-industrial revolution manufacturing is significant. Its list of high achieving citizenry is well known. The legacy of its important past is reflected in the presence of its prominent Victorian architecture.

The business district of the Village contains several structures that are more than 150 years old - when the centers of Villages were an integral part of everyday American life. The partially restored Wood Block Building is at the center of the downtown business district. Just up Main Street is Wood Park - home of The Guardian, a sculpture by the world-renowned sculptor Jose DeCreeft.

Treasures of eras past are housed in the nearby Hoosick Historical Society and Museum on upper Main Street. The Monahan Building on John Street was the site of the discovery and beginning of Grandma Moses's rise to world prominence. Although there are many beautiful historical structures that are still standing, they are underutilized and in some cases, in danger of being demolished.

The streetscape along the river front on Classic Street and lower High Street has become an aesthetic eyesore, which blocks the beauty of the Hoosic River and what remains of the former falls. The buildings along the riverfront are, in most cases, in such significant disrepair or otherwise altered, so as to violate the architectural integrity of their original construction. Failure to develop, preserve, and match the aesthetics of the street scape with the beauty of the surrounding countryside has led to a declining tax base, a housing stock with the median price of a home in the Village at one half the median price of housing in the nation as a whole, and a failure to attract private investment in both housing and business into the Village Center.

A group of civic individuals and businesses, together with government leaders, have endorsed a new non-profit organization, the Civic and Cultural Restoration Corporation to reclaim the beauty of the Village and restore its housing and business opportunities.

The principal goal of the project is to acquire the properties along the riverfront, restore the riverfront to a public park and recreation area, restore the Wook Block Building's second and third floor for public cultural use, and to acquire other buildings within the Village to either restore them to their original, architectural design or replace them with green, park areas.

By focuing on the aestethics of the community and in particular, street scapes along Route 22, the main thoroughfare of the Village, it is hoped that the Village will once again become an attractive location for middle income families and private housing and business development.