Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A piece of property in a Westcott neighborhood that was once a Syracuse eyesore has undergone a big transformation.
Crews have been working to restore the Babcock-Shattuck House for months.
“It’s on a critical corner, East Genesee Street and Westcott is sort of the entrance to the university neighborhood. It's been a blight on the neighborhood for several years," said David Michel with the University Neighborhood Preservation Association.
The long-time vacant building has been restored to its original beauty with its unique architecture still intact.
Now, crews are focusing their efforts on the inside, creating 4 modern condominiums.
The building is surrounded by student rentals and the preservation association says one group's goal is to have a balance of renters and home owners in the neighborhood.
“We think it’s important to encourage the diversity of a neighborhood,” Michel said.
Besides a family home until the early 1900s, the property also used to be the Jewish War Veterans Building.
The preservation association and developers hope to have new owners move into the neighborhood next year.
When the condos are on the market for sale, they are expected to range from $150,000 to $200,000 each.