Avalon ASSOCIATES in the news
November 24, 2006
Fort Edward Earns State Grant
FORT EDWARD-East Street will get a new look, thanks to a
$245,000 state grant.
The Village street
will soon have fresh sidewalks, period street lighting and
clear new signs to improve pedestrian access between the
historic train station, through downtown to the yacht basin.
“I’m really excited to get this grant because it
accomplishes several major objectives in our recently
completed village master plan,” trustee Darlene DeVoe wrote
in an email.
Sidewalks are currently
dilapidated, ill-lit and unsafe, said village Mayor Matt
Traver. The project, which will install 3,550 feet of new
walkways, will complement the state’s ongoing Route 4
corridor improvement project.
officials obtained the state Transportation Enhancement
Program grant with the assistance of Jim Thatcher at Avalon
Associates, a planning firm.
shops and homes could also get a facelift because of a
$400,000 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant
awarded last year. Residents and property owners can still
apply for a share of that money to repair or improve
downtown properties. For more information call 747-4023.
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The Post Star, Saturday June 5, 2004
City seeks brownfields designation
Matching funds would be needed
By Maury Thompson
GLENS FALLS - City officials are seeking a special state
designation that could steer significant funding to
rehabilitate abandoned buildings and industrial sites.
Areas designated a "Brownfield Opportunity Area" will
receive preferential treatment in state programs that
provide grants for cleaning up environmental contamination
and redeveloping abandoned buildings, said
Jim Thatcher of
Avalon Associates, Inc., a consultant to the city.
A brownfield is a former industrial site that is suspected
to contain environmental contamination at a level not
serious enough to be designated a Superfund site...
The Post Star, Friday October 17, 2003
Grants help fix up Fort Edward homes
By Konrad Marshall
FORT EDWARD - Village homes and
apartments in dire need of repairs are eligible to receive
face-lifts through next year thanks to two new grants.
Mayor Edward Ryan announced last week that the village has
been awarded a $400,000 HOME grant from the New York State
Housing Trust Fund Corp. and a $350,000 Small Cities
Community Development Block Grant from the governor's Office
for Small Cities. The new grants will provide funding for
the rehabilitation of nearly 45 owner-occupied homes and
rental apartments throughout the village...
The Post Star, Wednesday October 1, 2003
City seeking cleanup help
Elm Street incubator building is
one of three considered
By Maury Thompson
GLENS FALLS - The city is seeking state
funding to clean up environmental contamination at an Elm
Street warehouse that officials hope to convert into a hub
for fledgling technology-related businesses.
Jim Thatcher, a consultant
to the city, said small communities like Glens Falls can
benefit from a recent state law that reduces the local
matching-fund requirement on environmental cleanup grants
from 25 percent to just 10 percent...