The announcement of a $250,000 grant secured for the former Nestle site in Fulton has city officials “thrilled” for the ongoing development of the site. Federal funding from the Northern Border Regional Commission’s Economic and Infrastructure Development Investment Program will benefit needed infrastructure work for further development of the 24-acre site located at 555 S. Fourth St. “This was a very competitive type grant from a federal funding source. We had found that we were up against some other projects locally so we’re very thrilled to receive this,” said Joe Fiumara, executive director of the Fulton Community Development Agency.
The Executive Director of the Fulton Community Development Agency, Joe Fiumara has announced the city of Fulton’s intent to submit for the second round of NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative funding. The DRI provides the opportunity for one municipality in each of the 10 regions across New York State to receive $10 million focused on revitalizing communities downtown areas.
The Local Waterfront Revitalization Program aims to use Fulton’s abundant waterfront along the Oswego River and Lake Neatahwanta to attract visitors and residents as well as spur economic growth and water related commerce. A second public meeting is scheduled to be held Tuesday, February 28 in the Fulton Municipal Building located at 141 S. First St. beginning at 6 p.m.
The Fulton Common Council has unanimously approved a resolution at the regular meeting held Tuesday, September 20 to authorize the city of Fulton to submit a grant application to the New York State Empire Development Corporation. The grant, for the maximum amount of $500,000 would be used to complete infrastructure work and marketing for both the former Nestles site located at 555 S. Fourth St. as well as the former Sofco site located at 351 N. First St.