OSWEGO, NY – At its Sept. 13 meeting, the council approved authorizing the mayor to enter into a pre-possession agreement with Fowler Gardella Construction and Thomas Miller for property located at 1-7 W. Seneca St.
Earlier this year (July 26), the city received proposals from developers interested in the former Coleman’s property.
The proposals were reviewed by a committee appointed by the mayor to seek a qualified developer to provide the highest and best possible re-use of the property located in Oswegoâ€™s downtown waterfront.
Based upon its review of the experience, schedule and purchase price for the property, the committee recommended Fowler Gardella Construction and Thomas Miller.
The council has reviewed the proposal and agreed with the overall concept and purpose of the developerâ€™s proposal to employ and engineering firm to provide a report within the next 30 days before exercising its option to purchase the property.
The developers are proposing to re-do the building, put apartments upstairs and their office in the middle floor and reopen a restaurant of some type on the ground floor, according to Mayor Randy Bateman.
Then, theyâ€™d like to construct new townhouses on the adjacent property.