Assemblyman Will Barclay released the following statement today (Jan. 26) after it was announced that the village of Phoenix and the city of Fulton were awarded grants through the state’s Restore New York Communities initiative.
The city of Fulton was awarded $350,000 to assist with infrastructure costs at the Nestle’s site on 481 and the village of Phoenix was awarded $500,000 to rehabilitate two dilapidated properties and turn them into commercial and retail use.
“I am thrilled both the city of Fulton and the village of Phoenix were awarded the Restore New York grants. Both projects are a positive step for both communities and I am glad they were selected in this latest round of funding. For the city of Fulton, this funding will help the city move forward with its plan to make use of the former Nestle’s site. The Restore NY funds will help the city make the property marketable for future economic development. Likewise, the project in the village of Phoenix will take two dilapidated properties in the village and will turn the buildings around to make much-needed commercial retail space. What is exciting is that these projects can be transformative for both communities. I applaud the hard work of the local leaders and community members who have worked diligently to put together a successful plan of action.”