Schumer, Clinton Announce Senate Passage Of $1 Million For New Waterfront Development In Brewerton

Federal Funding Awarded for Revitalization and Redevelopment Project along the Oneida Lake WaterfrontBill will now be sent to Conference

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced the Senate passage of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (TTHUD) FY08 Appropriations Bill, which includes $1 million for the Hamlet of Brewerton's Revitalization and Redevelopment project.  The bill will now proceed to conference.


"This is great news for the Hamlet of Brewerton and all of Onondaga County, as well as an important hurdle to clear in the appropriations process," Schumer said.  "Brewerton's drive to reinvigorate the Oneida Lake waterfront is one of the most exciting projects in the region, and will jumpstart economic development.  These improvements will bring new business and jobs to the entire area and improve the quality of life for both residents and visitors from neighboring communities."


"I am thrilled that our Senate colleagues have approved these funds so we can get started on the revitalization and redevelopment of Brewerton.  These funds will help facilitate improvements to sidewalks and public spaces, as well as the restoration of the Brewerton waterfront to a picturesque, vibrant place for everyone in the community to enjoy," Senator Clinton said.  "These aesthetic upgrades not only have the potential to create better public spaces for the community but to facility increased tourism and boost the local economy, while contributing to the already exceptional quality of life in the region.  The passage of the appropriations bill in the Senate is an important step to realizing these goals."


The Revitalization and Redevelopment of the Hamlet of Brewerton project will receive $1 million of federal funds to revitalize and redevelop the Hamlet of Brewerton by upgrading the sidewalks, street lamps, and access areas.  The Hamlet of Brewerton is located in the Town of Cicero.  Brewerton encompasses approximately 3.2 square miles, with a substantial portion of the Hamlet fronting on the shores of Oneida Lake and the canal system.  Brewerton will use these funds to revitalize and further develop the community.  These funds will be the impetus for taking the long neglected area of the Brewerton waterfront and changing it to a thriving and bustling area.  By doing so, significant new jobs would be created, property values would be greatly increased, and people in the northern suburbs of Onondaga County and southern suburbs of Oswego County would be able to enjoy a vibrant and exciting waterfront community.


Now that the bill has been passed by the House and Senate individually, it will move towards conference with the House and then to the President for signature.


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