Economic Revitalization

Economic Revitalization
The economy of our communities is currently tourism-based. CAP-21 will seek to encourage and support the development of year-round diverse economic sectors that expand our business base. CAP-21 will actively work with the NYS Regional Economic Development Councils the Central Adirondack Association (CAA), and the Adirondack Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) in promoting an expanded business base.

At the same time we want to continue to promote the Adirondacks as a recreational and cultural destination. It is not enough that people come to visit the Adirondacks, they must want to return. A strong tourism economy requires things to do, places to visit, places to eat, sleep and play, and a retail sector that provides basic needs such as gas and groceries. Small businesses are the core of our communities and CAP-21 will strive to assist business and job growth development.

CAP-21 Regional Community Investment
Grants & Investments Along Routes 28 & 30 Corridors

Town of Forestport
• Local Waterfront Revitalization project to develop a plan for town waterfront access on the Black River 2005, $50,000
• Construction of new Otter Lake fire station through Homeland Security Funding 2011, $1,126,431
• Woodgate Library through Community Foundation for new roof 2014, $10,000
• Woodgate Library, NYS Library Construction Fund 2015 $41,269

(Summary of grant development/investment for Town of Forestport- $1,227,700)

Town of Webb
• Main Street business revitalization grants 2009, $200,000
• Waterfront Revitalization project developing design plans for waterfront park Reconstruction of Town of Webb Municipal dockage 2010, $48,000
• Design and construction assistance for Point Park 2006, $140,000
• Central Adirondack Laboratory for Environmental Sciences (CALES) – feasibility study on establishing an environmental studies program within the Town of Webb 2008, $100,000
• Design plan for McCauley Mountain Ski Chalet through West Adirondack Recreation Development Association (WARDA) 2004, $20,000
• Trails grant for improvements to McCauley Mt. in collaboration with Town of Webb School and WARDA 2011, $5,350
• DEC capital assistance program for transfer station recycling project 2015, $24,412
• Grant writing for purchase of new wheelchair accessible van for Community Transportation Services, LTD (CTS Van) 2008, $52,000 and SUV 2013, $14,065
• Playground equipment through Herkimer County HealthNet 2012, $12,403
• Municipal Incentive Grant for recreation through Herkimer County 2012, $5000
• Strand Theater Digital Conversion through Empire State Development 2013, $25,000 and coordination of Save Our Strand fundraising 2013, $108,000
• Kinderwood School through DeVito Family Foundation 2013, $20,000
• Save Our Strand Digital Conversion 2013 $109,000
• Complete Streets grant (bike racks), Herkimer County 2014 $5,000
• TOBIE Trail improvements, Herkimer County 2014 $9,747
• Energy Improvements to McCauley Mt. snowmaking and ski lift, NYSERDA & National Grid 2014 $58,855
• Old Forge Library, CNY Arts 2015 $620
• Webb Police Dept. 100 Watt Radio , NYS Criminal Justice 2015 $2500
• Webb Police Dept. – Bulletproof Vest Partnership 2015/2016 $3900
• Playground Equipment, McCauley Mt. Herkimer County HealthNet 2015 $6,483
• North Woods Community Center, Community Foundation Herkimer/Oneida 2015 $10,000
• Transportation Shuttle, NYS Dept. of Transportation 2015/2016 $45,750
• Mission Boutique Building, Community Foundation, 2015/2016 $57,300
(Summary of grant development/investment for Town of Webb – $1,083,385)
Inlet
• Waterfront revitalization of Arrowhead Park including construction of Youth Commission Building 2007, $212,000
• Trails grant for design and construction of Elaine Townsend Trail connecting with Moose River Plains trail system 2009-10, $33,400
• Rural Business Enterprise grant for reconstruction of historic dockage at Woods Inn 2011, $83,850
• Main Street business revitalization grant 2008, $200,000
• DEC capital assistance program for transfer station recycling project 2011, $19,960
• Planned improvements to 5th & 6th Lake carry sites 2012, $24,000
• Arrowhead Park Phase II, Local Waterfront Revitalization Project (LWRP) through NYS Department of State 2013, $248,000
• NYSERDA Appliance Rebate, Community Center AC Units 2013, $771
• Inlet Sewer District Extension through NCREDC Infrastructure Fund 2013, $53,800
• Inlet Barnstormers Trail Equipment, NYS Office Parks & Recreation 2014, $59,000
• Inlet Library, NYSED Capital Improvements 2014 $25,819
• Inlet Library, NYSED Capital Improvements 2015 $29,831
• Inlet Senior/Community Center; Adirondack Foundation; Community Foundation 2015 $4200
• Sixth Lake Dockage, NYS Department of State, 2016 $19,600
(Summary of grant development/investment for Town of Inlet – ($1,014,231)
Long Lake
• 90 Miler waterfront revitalization for Long Lake nature trail 2013, $18,000
• Waterfront revitalization through Raquette River Blueway Corridor, NYS DOS 2015 $342,000

(Summary of grant development/investment for Long Lake- ($360,000)

Indian Lake
• 90 Miler waterfront revitalization for pavilion construction at Blue Mountain Lake beach in collaboration with Blue Mt. Lake Association 2013, $7,000
• Indian Lake Main Street, NYS Housing & Community Renewal, 2016, $200,000

(Summary of grant development/investment for Indian Lake – ($207,000)

Tupper Lake & Saranac Lake
– 90 Miler waterfront revitalization for Tupper municipal waterfront and coordination with Wild Center dock construction on Raquette River and public launch areas at Lake Flower, Beaver and Fowler Parks 2013, $44,000

Regional
• Flower Basket beautification project – 17 years
• Old Forge Farmers market – 8 years
• Design and construction costs for phase one of TOBIE Trail 1999, $684,292
• Construction funding for VIEW- Arts Center/Old Forge 2010, USDA Rural Development $2.95m, USDA Grant $50,000, and NYS Grants $500,000
• Regional Housing Needs Assessment for towns of Forestport, Webb, Inlet and Long Lake 2011, $55,026
• Regional waterfront revitalization projects along Adirondack Canoe Classic 90 Miler Blueway Trail
• Fresh Connect grant from NYS Agriculture & Markets for regional farmer’s market improvements 2012, $4900
• Adirondack Park Recreational Web Portal Project through Adirondack Association of Towns & Villages (AATV) 2013, $108,000; Phase II 2014, $82,500
• Upper Hudson Recreational Hub for partnership projects, Recreation Strategies and Hamlets 3; through Nature Conservancy & Essex County Industrial Development Agency 2014 $356,750
Total Regional Grant/Investment Involving CAP-21 (1999 – 2016) = $8,727,784

 

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