The Campus Neighborhoods Revitalization Corporation (CNRC), incorporated in 2002, is a collaborative partnership between the City of Morgantown and West Virginia University. CNRC's mission is to address blight in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Morgantown through the development, in phases, of Tax Increment Financing projects to meet the infrasturcure needs in the neighborhoods surrounding the main campus of West Virginia University (WVU).
"Sunnyside Up", a moniker for CNRC, references the first major project undertaken by this corporation, namely the development in phases of a comprehensive Revitalization Plan to meet the infrastructure needs of the Sunnyside neighborhood. Sunnyside, located immediately to the north of WVU's main campus, encompasses 130 acres of residential and business zones between Campus Drive (South) to Jones Avenue (East), Eighth Street (North) and the Monongahela River (West). A map of the revitalization area of Sunnyside can be found elsewhere on this website.
On this website you can follow Phase I of the TIF Project as it was developed and implemented in 2010-2011, as well as Phase II as CNRC moves forward with its development and implementation.
We welcome you here and will be pleased to entertain and address your comments and suggestions.
Frank Scafella, Executive Director
TIF Phase I Dedication April 5, 2011
What people are saying about Sunnyside Up: Steve Bodner of SC Bodner, developer of Mountaineer Place in Sunnyside "The comfort level we had investing in Morgantown was increased immeasurably when we appreciated the collaborative effort of the City and the University in the Campus Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation, which you call Sunnyside Up. Knowing that we had these key players, WVU and the City of Morgantown, working together in the area we were interested in developing was a significant factor in deciding to make our move into Morgantown."