City of Cohoes, Interstate I-787 Corridor
– Step 2 $150,015
The City of Cohoes will complete a Nomination for an approximately 413-acre area characterized with several potential brownfields sites that are located in the Interstate 787 corridor and adjacent communities. The primary community revitalization objectives include: improving and building on the City's unique urban character as a place to reside, work and recreate; establishing conditions to attract appropriate commercial development in easily accessible areas adjacent to the City's historic downtown, business district and major transportation corridors; and improving recreational use opportunities associated with the Mohawk and Hudson River waterfronts.
"The City of Cohoes is pleased to be awarded the Brownfield Opportunity Areas grant for Cohoes Boulevard," said Mayor John McDonald. "It is through this program that the city is continuing to involve the public on how 'we' as a community think best to transform properties that have been underutilized for generations into tomorrow's best opportunities for the community. This study will assist in community-wide acceptance of the future transformation of these properties into the highest and best use for our community and our region