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

Sub-Recipient
Battey Downtown, LLC

Project Cost
$4,123,045

GCF Loan Amount
$250,000

DD RLF Loan Amount, if any
$250,000

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