Welcome to Waterloo, The Birthplace of Memorial Day!
Geneva, Waterloo, and Seneca Falls NY are all towns revived in 1820 when the canal was built for transporting goods. The building of the canal commenced the revitalization of these areas.
Our goal is to create a Canal Water Taxi to give tourists the opportunity to discover the magic of our community, and bring them within walking distance of all of the exciting projects Waterloo has in the pipeline.
Keep scrolling through this website to view all of the proposed projects in our Village.
Waterloo Water Taxi Stop
Lock #4 of the Seneca Cayuga Canal System will be the new home of the Waterloo Water Taxi Stop! There’s lots to do from Seneca Falls to Geneva, and Waterloo is right smack in the middle.
Waterloo Art Center
A 2 minute walk from the proposed Waterloo Canal Taxi Stop, the Art Center aims to cultivate an appreciation for art in the Finger Lakes region. With a goal to showcase work from local residents, we will give opportunities for all to actively participate in the arts.
The three-story building located at 38 Washington Street was constructed around 1897 by the Waterloo Organ Co. to house its organ and piano manufacturing operations.
The Center will include:
A large 2800 sq ft ground floor exhibition / event space 2 artist residencies 20+ artist studios
For the thousands of cars that drive through this intersection of routes 5&20 daily, and for all of us in the village, let’s make the first building seen when entering downtown something special.
Extending the glass signage on the first floor for better retail storefront visibility, the southernmost tip of the store will allocate 1,000 Sq Ft for traditional convenience – a place to pick up milk, eggs, and bread, for example, right on Main Street.
The remaining 1600 ft of retail will be allocated to our Shared Economy General Store, allowing local independent vendors to showcase and sell their craft.
The Street of Shops / Sessler Mini Mall Urban Renewal
Historically, it’s the Hunt block… named after the legendary women’s rights activist Richard P. Hunt. Unofficially, it’s Sessler’s Mini Mall. It’s currently known as the Waterloo Shop Center. Whatever you call it, the Street of Shops is getting a makeover! With 20 new upscale apartments upstairs that will increase the critical mass for the population downtown. The ground floor will be home to new and exciting retail and restaurant opportunities.
Embracing the shared economy, we aim to assemble a variety of vendors with focus on quality at a modest price point. Barbecue to Dessert, Craft beer or local wine. The Waterloo Eats food hall will allow those currently in catering, operating a food truck, or participating in seasonal outdoor markets to expand their brand, without the heavy cost of opening their own brick and mortar store.
Waterloo Eats has been very active on Social Media as we continue to plan the project. Our local followers love commenting and sharing!