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For Immediate Release:
July 19, 2013
Contact: 518-486-9846
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VILLAGE OF FAIRPORT TO HOST RIBBON-CUTTING TO CELEBRATE COMPLETION OF TWO MAJOR CANAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS
New Canal Breakwall, Pedestrian Promenade and Improvements to Existing Infrastructure Provide Enhanced Waterfront Access for Local Residents and Strengthen Ability of Fairport to
Take Advantage of Canal-Related Tourism

The Village of Fairport, the New York State Department of State (NYDOS) and the New York State Canal Corporation will hold a formal ribbon-cutting on Friday, July 19 at 11:30 AM to celebrate the completion of two southbank canal-side projects to benefit residents and visitors alike. 

Construction of the breakwall and promenade was financed with a grant from the NYDOS’ Environmental Protection Fund-Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, together with a Restore NY grant from the Empire State Development Corporation for demolition and asbestos abatement. The promenade is a key component of an economic development project being undertaken by the Village to redevelop the former DPW site.

Additional improvements and upgrades along the southbank of the Canal between the Liftbridge and Parker Street Bridge were awarded funding from the New York State Canal Corporation as a result of the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council’s Consolidated Funding Application process. All of the grants were matched by local funds from the Fairport Industrial Development Agency. 

WHEN: Friday, July 19, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.
(media check-in will be at 11:00 a.m.)

WHAT: Village of Fairport Formal Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

WHO: Village of Fairport Mayor Frederick H. May

New York State Secretary of State Cesar A. Perales

New York State Canal Corporation Director Brian U. Stratton

WHERE: 15 Parker Street, Fairport NY 14450-1507
Start at 15 Parker Street and head west along Canalbank to Stop 22 (Dockmaster Hut) for remarks

 

Contacts:

Kal Wysokowski/Fairport IDA: 585-421-3240/desk; 585-733-7588 cell
Laz Benitez or Edison Alban/NYDOS: 212-417-5803/Laz.Benitez@dos.ny.gov
Bill Sweitzer/ New York State Canal Corporation 518-527-7784/ william.sweitzer@thruway.ny.gov