The Campus Neighborhoods Revitalization Corporation (CNRC) is a collaborative partnership between the City of Morgantown and West Virginia University, incorporated in 2002. Its mission is to work closely with the City and WVU as developer of Tax Increment Financing projects to address infrastructure and housing needs in the neighborhoods surrounding the main campus of West Virginia University (WVU).
"Sunnyside Up" is a moniker for CNRC referencing the first major revitalization project undertaken by this corporation, namely the development and implementation of a Revitalization Plan for the Sunnyside neighborhood. Sunnyside is located immediately to the west of WVU's Downtown Campus. It encompasses more than 130 acres of land between Campus Drive, Jones Avenue, Eighth Street and the banks of the Monongahela River. A map of the revitalization area can be found elsewhere on this website.
The Sunnyside project has been underway since 2004 with adoption of a comprehensive plan for revitalization of this predominantly single student residential neighborhood. We are now, in 2013, developing a plan for the investment of approximately $2.4 million of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) dollars in Phase II of a TIF project begun in 2010 and completed in 2011. On this website you can follow Phase I of the TIF project as it was developed and implemented, as well as Phase II as we move forward with its development and implementation. We welcome you here and will be pleased to entertain your comments and suggestions.
Thanks for visiting,
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."