Below is a full list of Regional Economic Development Council awards to projects in the Lower Hudson Valley. Eighty-seven projects in the Mid-Hudson region, which includes Putnam, Rockland and Westchester, received a total of $59.6 million today. This is the third year of the economic-development program.
—$20,720 to the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts to buy a supertitle machine in order to project text and video during the popular Bel Canto at Caramoor opera program.
—$198,000 to New Rochelle to update its comprehensive plan and amend its zoning code to foster private investment in a more compact, mixed-use, mixed-income, energy efficient, walkable development centered around the New Rochelle Transit Center.
—$79,200 to New Rochelle to update its Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, which was developed in 1999 to guide waterfront development and incorporate a land-use plan for David’s Island.
—$175,000 to Peekskill for planning and design for Fleischmann’s Pier to determine the future use of the pier.
—$1 million to White Plains to conduct planning and design for the redevelopment of a transit hub into a multimodal transportation center that serves all modes of travel and maximizes the economic development potential of the area.
—$1.08 million to Yonkers for phase three of the Saw Mill River Daylighting project. This project will improve water quality, provide new habitat, leverage private investment and create a gateway park with dramatic views upon entering downtown from the east.
—$247,375 to Family Services of Westchester Inc. for its Veterans ServiceWorks AmeriCorps Program, which will recruit post-9/11 era veterans who are returning to Westchester to serve as AmeriCorps Members.
—$11,386 to the Friends of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Donald J. Trump State Parks for volunteers to build a trail in the southeastern portion of the Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park. The project includes building two bridges, constructing a section of trail, installing 135 feet of boardwalk and repairing damaged areas. The trail will connect the park to Yorktown’s Business District.
—$99,809 to the Greyston Foundation of Yonkers to train 40 long-term unemployed workers as certified nursing assistances, EKG technicians, phlebotomy technicians and culinary arts workers.
—$160,244 to Groundwork Hudson Valley for a feasibility study for the design and construction of a 2-mile rail-trail that stretches from the Downtown Yonkers Waterfront to the 242nd Street subway station in Riverdale. The creation of this multi-use path is expected to revitalize several distressed neighborhoods in the lower Hudson Valley, help renew downtown Yonkers and connect workers to transit hubs in Getty Square and New York City.
—$150,000 to Community Housing Innovations Inc. to renovate 400-404 South St. in Peekskill. The adjacent residential and commercial mixed-use buildings in the city’s waterfront district.
—$1.2 million for the Land Use Law Center at Pace University Law School to build upon the state’s Climate Smart Communities program to design and implement a comprehensive municipal sustainability certification web interface that facilitates the application and certification process.
—$250,000 to Metallized Carborn Corp. for conversion of its proprietary metal melting process from oil-based to gas-based to reduce the company’s carbon footprint and energy consumption.
—$99,500 to the YWCA of Yonkers to train 20 long-term unemployed workers in commercial driving and heating-ventilating-air conditioning-refrigeration.
—$175,000 to Cortlandt to complete a comprehensive plan that focuses on sustainability and economic development by taking advantage of the town’s location along the Hudson River. The town will investigate zoning techniques to plan for enhancements in the area around the Cortlandt Metro-North Station and along the town’s commercial corridors.
—$94,250 to Hastings-on-Hudson for the Quarry Park and Trail project. The park is adjacent to the Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park. Quarry Park will have walking paths, shaded seating areas, an open-air venue and interpretive signage. The completion of Quarry Trail will provide the final link in the local trail system.
—$61,750 to Hastings-on-Hudson for the Quarry Park and Trail project.—$225,420 to Port Chester for for design and construction drawings for a collapsed bulkhead along the Byram River waterfront.
—$157,500 to Sleepy Hollow to design and build an ADA-compliant comfort station at Reverend John Sykes Park.
—$37,500 to Tarrytown for a feasibility study on restoring and reopening the pedestrian pathway under the Metro-North railroad tracks. The pathway would provide a link to the waterfront and increase public access to the Hudson River.
—$21,500 to Ossining to design an extension of an existing public dock along the Hudson River. The dock’s extension will add recreational opportunities along the waterfront and promote tourism.
—$1 million for Clear Solution Labs LLC to establish a contract manufacturing business, producing health and beauty products, as well as over-the-counter products, pressed powders and high alcohol processed products.
—$100,000 to Philipstown to assist a coalition of municipalities, state agencies and organizations working to develop the Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail, a 9-mile trail linking Constitution Island in Cold Spring to the Beacon train station.
—$75,000 for Cold Spring to implement Smart Growth Planning, which will encourage and enable future development and redevelopment to save energy, increase use of renewable energy, save greenhouse gas emissions, avoid future emissions, and reduce future energy use.
—$58,824 for Lighting Services Inc. to purchase monitoring and evaluation services to eliminate the use of Trichloroethylene as a degreasing solvent in its manufacturing process. The project is in partnership with Hudson Valley Technology Development Corp.
—$1 million for the Clarkstown Wetland Restoration Project, which will naturalize previously channeled streams in West Nyack, reconnect their flow to the adjacent regulated wetlands and create new wetlands.
—$250,000 for Kaser to construct a mixed-use development with 50 low-income housing units.
—$400,000 to New Square to purchase and install a back-up generator at the Refuah Health Center.
—$96,000 to Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, Rockland and Westchester for Gateway to Entrepreneurial Tomorrows Inc. of Poughkeepsie to train 50 long-term unemployed workers in Envelope Professional Certification, business and financial education, professional development, building analysis, multi-family building analysis, commercial buildings, entrepreneurship, green technologies and energy auditing.
—$125,000 to Rockland, Orange, Ulster, Sullivan, Columbia, Albany for the NYS Clean Tech Certified Business Incubator to assist clean tech-based businesses by providing best practices and mentoring programs, access to relevant programming and business-related services.
—$95,512 to Ulster and Westchester for the Land Use Law Center at Pace University Law School to work with four pilot municipalities to integrate sustainability elements into their comprehensive plans and zoning codes. The center will provide community-specific recommendations.
—$1 million to Ulster, Orange, Dutchess, Putnam, Sullivan, Westchester, Rockland and Greene counties for the 3-D Printing Initiative at the State University of New York at New Paltz. It’s part of a goal to establish the region as a national center for additive manufacturing (3-D printing) technology, design, research and manufacturing.
—$100,000 to Ulster, Orange, Dutchess, Sullivan and Westchester counties for the Board of Cooperative Educational Services of Ulster County to train 20 long-term unemployed workers in medical terminology, anatomy/physiology, medical coding, insurance billing collection, medical law/ethics, human relations, medical office applications/management, clinical asepsis and other areas.
—$75,000 to Westchester and Putnam counties for a study to re-purpose obsolete buildings in Peekskill’s Opportunity Area and a redevelopment path for Brewster’s Main Street Corridor.
—$100,000 to Westchester and Putnam counties for the CAREERS for People for Disabilities Inc.’s CAREERS SNAP Opportunities Program. It will offer
job readiness training to veterans and long-term SNAP applicants/recipients who are under-employed or unemployed and residing in the Hudson Valley.
—$100,000 to Westchester and Putnam counties for the Westchester Community College Foundation’s Grow New York program. It involves developing curriculum for unemployed workers to implement in both Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council Opportunity Area communities—Peekskill and Brewster.