Site to Provide Information, Updates to Public and Potential Developers
FONDA - County Executive Matthew L. Ossenfort announced today the launch of the Exit 29 Redevelopment Project website.
The site, www.exit29project.com, was developed by Engines of Creation, and is designed to provide the public with information and updates regarding the ongoing redevelopment progress at the Exit 29 site in Canajoharie. The project was funded through a joint effort between the county and the Industrial Development Agency.
The county's Business Development Center and Executive's Office collaborated for several months to determine what information should be included and how it would be displayed. Website information will be updated regularly.
"We were eager to get the Exit 29 Redevelopment Project website up and running," Ossenfort said. "Our new website is a tremendous opportunity to exchange information with the community and potential developers as we move forward with the demolition and redevelopment of the site," Ossenfort continued. "The design is aimed at not only providing updates for the community, but providing a convenient, accessible location for potential developers to gather information."
"This website will provide interested developers with much of the pertinent information about the Exit 29 site. Being fully visible from the New York State Thruway makes the Exit 29 site highly visible and, we think, very attractive to many development uses," Montgomery County Business Development Center Director Kenneth F. Rose said. "The site includes a high water, sewer, electric and gas infrastructure that have been maintained for future development purposes. The IDA is excited about the progress being made and happy to provide additional support to the county, with the continued goal of helping to craft a vision for the redevelopment of this 27-acre property."
The website offers a project timeline, site conditions, as well as history and use considerations. Viewers can obtain information about the area's attractions and features, transportation and regional demographics. Also included on the site is project news and a forum to request information. The county has been working to livestream demolition of the eastern portion of the site.
"Growing our village requires investments and cooperation that support the creation of a vibrant, walkable downtown which invites people and businesses to establish roots and flourish," District 3 Legislator Roy S. Dimond said. "The Exit 29 Redevelopment Project website will further our goal by encouraging the redevelopment of an abandoned property in the village of Canajoharie, while also spurring economic growth for the entire region."