Rome, River Crossing Project

Closing Date: January 27, 2005
In January 2005, the Foundation provided a $250,000 loan to assist in the acquisition and renovation of the former former Battey Machinery Building in downtown Rome. The property now houses a Hawthorne Suites hotel, retail shops, and a new restaurant, the Waterfront Bar and Grill.

Project Details

Loan Recipient
Rome Downtown Development Authority

Battey Downtown, LLC

Project Cost

GCF Loan Amount

DD RLF Loan Amount, if any

Project Use
Hawthorne Suites Hotel, Retail, Restaurant
Foundation Project Impacts
299 New Downtown Businesses
1728 New Jobs Downtown
$147 Million in Private Investments
8 Cultural Facilities
288 Downtown Housing Units
157 Hotel Units Downtown
1,352,805 Redevelopment Floor Area sf
200,267 New Construction sf