BuildingBlocks

The City of Rochester is one of 18 Cities throughout New York State to receive the Cities RISE (Responsible Investment and Strategic Enforcement) grant through the New York State Attorney General’s office. This grant is intended to provide assistance to municipalities in their dealings with vacant, abandoned, and blighted properties. The Cities Rise grant provides access to the BuildingBlocks software, which integrates a variety of data sets related to the various activities associated with vacant and/or potentially problem properties.

 Building Blocks screenshot

Data on the BuildingBlocks interface includes:   Vacancy, Business Permits, Open Code Enforcement Cases, Crime Data, Water Bills, Real Estate Sales, Monroe County Foreclosure Starts (Lis Pendens), Owner Vs Renter, Use Codes, Building Size, Assessed Values, City Owned, Year Built, Lot Size, Nuisance Points, and Census data. 

To view detailed information on the data sets available, please see the attached chart

 

For instructions on how to use the software, please view the training videos

Please contact Pam Delaney with specific questions.