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NY Forward

The Village of Phoenix is one of three communities in the Central New York region to be selected to participate in the New York Forward program. Phoenix was awarded $4.5 million to help complete transformative and/or catalytic projects in and near downtown. NY Forward funds are also used to provide robust capacity-building and technical assistance directly to communities throughout each phase of the program.

The LPC recommended a list of projects which can be seen by clicking here.  That list was sent to the state for consideration on on May 22nd we were notified by the Governors office which of those projects were approved.  Click here to see the entire press releaseBelow is the list of 11 projects specific to the village that were approved.

The 11 Village of Phoenix NY Forward Projects, totaling $4.5 Million, include:

Enhance 8 Bridge Street Façade, Rooftop, and Patio ($170,000)
Facade renovation, patio improvements, rooftop seating, kitchen expansion and two new second story apartments in adjacent building.

Transform North Island into Canalside Entertainment Venue and Recreational Area ($1,400,000)
Construct new music pavilion at northern end. Add a boat launch, fishing and boating doc, walking trail and small dog park.

Create Outdoor Event Space with Pavilion Adjacent to Lock 1 Distillery ($106,000)
Create 4,400 sq.ft. pole barn for events and cover existing patio to enhance outdoor dining.

Expand Marketing Campaign for the Village, Including New Gateway and Wayfinding Signage (83,000)
Design and install new gateway and wayfinding signage.

Transform Phoenix Commons Building at 15 Culvert Street into restaurant and housing ($92,000)
Renovation of front facade to support new BBQ restaurant. Create one to two new upper floor apartments and possibly event space.

Renovate 73 State Street for Mixed-Use Development ($136,000)
Renovation of building along canal into ground floor retail and two second story apartments. Includes a green roof with deck and facade improvements.

Expand 20 Bridge Street Pizzeria with Three-Season Outdoor Seating and Open New Café ($91,000)
Create three-season outdoor seating and add kitchen equipment to expand business. Create new “Independent Cafe” in adjacent space.

Expand Wastewater Treatment Plant and Upgrade Facilities ($784,000)
Expand and improve wastewater treatment plant to accommodate new projects and future growth in Village.

Construct Primary Care and Behavioral Health Facility ($963,000)
New 10,000 sq.ft. primary care, behavioral health and ancillary services facility.

Construct Daycare Facility at 102 Volney ($600,000)
New 8,000 sq.ft daycare facility to increase access to affordable child care in the Village and add 10-15 jobs.

Expand Uses at 74 State Street ($75,000)
Renovation of existing 5,600 sq.ft. office building into massage school and wellness center.