Tourism Related Regional Economic Development Council Awards

December 22, 2011

Gowanda Area Redevelopment Corporation Redevelopment of former Peter Cooper Landfill Superfund site for recreational use $57,375.00
Concord Grape Belt Heritage Association, Inc. Completion of the Grape Discovery Center, educational facility on historic impact of grape growing in region $200,000.00
Central Terminal Restoration Corp. Inc. Restoration of two entryway canopies located at the historic Buffalo Central Terminal $306,117.00
Shea's O'Connell Preservation Guild Ltd. Restoration of interior of theater auditorium located at 646 Main Street, Buffalo $400,000.00
Zoological Society of Buffalo, Inc. Creation of an arctic exhibit at the Buffalo Zoo $400,000.00
Niagara County Community College Renovation of hospitality, tourism and culinary arts center training center $2,000,000.00
Artpark & Company, Inc. Improving access and viewing at park, to include new stage and green room $391,150.00
City of North Tonawanda Assist in development of the Remington Events Center on Canal $266,000.00
City of Niagara Falls Improvements to LaSalle Waterfront Park $102,440.00
Niagara Wine Trail Purchase and installation of signage on Niagara Wine Trail, to include marketing and training $30,000.00
Broome County Construction of a year-round regional farmers' market $400,000.00
Center for Technology and Innovation Improvements to the former Binghamton Ice Cream Company property for use as a museum of invention and industry $400,000.00
Village of Endicott Planning for a series of waterfront trails and walkways to connect existing riverside trails and parks $12,500.00
Village of Watkins Glen Production of a waterfront development plan $15,000.00
Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Corp "Gap financing" for private sector redevelopment of buildings, downtown neighborhoods and rural population centers; each community will identify priorities $4,799,058.00
City of Rochester Completion of designs for a public promenade along the Genesee River $240,000.00
Seneca Park Zoo Society Restoration and expansion of educational facility $399,370.00
Village of Spencerport Builds on existing canal improvements and add space for additional festival vendors $74,992.50
City of Geneva Design and construction of Finger Lakes Boating Museum and Visitors Center on Seneca Lake $450,000.00
Friends of Ganondagan, Inc. Construction and operation of a year-round Seneca Arts and Cultural Center at Ganondagan State Historic Site $400,000.00
Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Site Replacement of clay tiles and installation of gutter and drainage system $43,000.00
Town of Seneca Falls Improvements consistent with the Finger Lakes REDC strategic goals for tourism $148,830.00
The Friends of Letchworth State Park Development and installation of interpretive signage along trail   $3,000.00
Finger Lakes Cultural & Natural History Museum Renovation of former school building for use as natural and cultural history museum $2,281,000.00
Canal Society of New York State Restoration project to allow direct access from controlled access highway $150,000.00
Howland Stone Store Museum Stabilization and rehabilitation of 20th Century residence for use as museum and public meeting space $400,000.00
Musical Theatre Festival Construction of an arts, education and performance center and construction of a scenic design and set production facility $751,450.00
Lime Hollow Nature Center, Inc. Acquisition of 31.9 acre parcel to enhance environment education opportunities and wildlife safety zones $53,308.00
Owera Vineyards, LLC Establishment of new winery and community farm $994,000.00
Discovery Center of Science & Technology Restoration of several historic buildings $300,000.00
University Neighborhood Preservation Association Restoration of the exterior of historic home $200,000.00
Village of Frankfort Purchase of underutilized property adjacent to marina to expand recreational opportunities $113,812.00
City of Rome Construction of section of trail through City of Rome $50,000.00
City of Rome Construction of Rome Navigation Center to include picnic area, performance space, fountains, restrooms, concession, etc. $393,060.00
City of Utica Planning, design and construction of Inner Harbor on canal $250,000.00
North Country Cultural Arts Center Restoration of historic Strand Theatre $397,000.00
Village of Rouses Point Restoration of Delaware & Hudson Railway Station for use as museum and visitor center $125,000.00
Town of Saranac  Destination planning in Clinton and Essex counties $250,000.00
Village of Tupper Lake Waterfront revitalization projects $225,000.00
The Krog Corporation Development of a destination  boutique hotel along the St. Lawrence River $2,250,000.00
Village of Clayton Assist in the start-up of the Clayton Harbor Hotel $750,000.00
Village of Philadelphia Development of a small island in the Indian River into a Gateway Island Park $351,000.00
Constable Hall Association, Inc. Restoration of 200 year old historic home to ensure community access $21,668.00
Town of Fine Waterfront access improvements $135,000.00
Friends of Higley Flow State Park, Inc. Construction of all-season, multi-purpose facility $60,000.00
Village of Potsdam Waterfront revitalization and blueway trail development on Raquette and Grasse Rivers $346,923.00
Historic Hudson Inc. Phase II of restoration of historic Bronson House $300,000.00
Hudson Opera House, Inc. Completion of the final phase of restoration of the Opera House $400,000.00
The Olana Partnership Implementation of Olana's Landscape Restoration Plan $274,125.00
Ski Windham Operating Corp Design and construction of enhanced stormwater collection and conveyance system to protect resort infrastructure $1,500,000.00
NYS Department of Education Improvements to the Day Peckinpaugh Barge museum $191,000.00
Saratoga-Washington on the Hudson Partnership Creation of a state-of-the-art regional visitor center $191,000.00
Arts Center and Theatres of Schenectady-Proctors Completion of historic preservation work at Proctors Theatre $100,000.00
Schenectady County Funds multi-use trail component of canalside development $479,735.00
Village of Lake George Development and maintenance of NYS Underwater Blueway Trail to publicize dive sites $50,000.00
Warren County Design and construction of a park on the site of former Gaslight Village amusement park $381,000.00
Warren County Advancement of the First Wilderness Heritage Corridor Action Plan, a revitalization strategy for 9 communities  $463,116.00
Sullivan County Installation of water trail signage; design for access river sites; inventory of potential access locations along Delaware River $125,000.00
Calvert Vaux Preservation Alliance Restoration of the historic Hoyt House complex $320,000.00
Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge Company Improvements at the Walkway Over the Hudson to include elevator, fencing, lighting, signage and landscaping $400,000.00
Open Space Conservancy Renovation and improvements to the visitor facilities at Fahnestock State Park $400,000.00
Putnam County Creation of the West Point Foundry Preserve, an industrial heritage park $125,000.00
Palisades Parks Conservancy, Inc. Ongoing restorations of the historic Bear Mountain Inn $400,000.00
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference Construction of public exhibit designed to introduce visitors to the Appalachian Trail $188,750.00
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. Construction of a timber frame boat building barn for environmental education programming and exhibits $400,000.00
Friends of Mozartina Musical Arts Conservancy Rehabilitation and Restoration of the historic Tarrytown Music Hall $400,000.00
Committee to Save the Bird Homestead Roof replacement of three buildings at historic homestead $250,600.00
Village of Dobbs Ferry Design and construction of fishing pier at waterfront park $322,000.00
Village of Ossining Construction of 1.6 acre park along Hudson River  $485,000.00
Prospect Park Alliance, Inc. Replacement of ice rink and building at LEED certified facility $2,687,000.00
Office of the Borough President of Brooklyn Construction of 1.7 acre open space with park amenities along greenway at Brooklyn Naval Yard $890,000.00
New York Restoration Project Restoration of 4 acres along the Harlem River in Manhattan for public use $318,800.00
Peconic Land Trust Acquisition of Ships Hole Farm property for educational and historic programming $400,000.00
The Caumsett Foundation Exterior restoration of the Polo Stable at Caumsett State Historic Site $400,000.00
Village of Port Jefferson Completion of the Harborwalk component of the Harborfront Park providing public access to the shoreline $100,000.00
Total, the Tourism Industry received $35,329,179.50