About Us

Lyell Otis Community Association (LOCA) was founded in July 2021 to fill a gap in community leadership and engagement. LOCA members realized that only people who can do the work to revitalize the neighborhood were the people who reside in the community.

LOCA adopted the motto “Community Unity” to address concerns and develop a dedicated betterment model to improve the neighborhood. LOCA plans to collaborate and coordinate with agencies throughout the City of Rochester to build a foundational roadmap within the region. As a community, our commitment is to ensure all voices are heard to track your feedback.

We are bordered by Lexington Avenue to the north, the old subway bed near Dewey Avenue on the east, Lyell Avenue on the south, and the Erie Canal on the west.