SCHUMER SECURES KEY SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE APPROVAL FOR $1 MILLION FOR SOUTH STREET RECONSTRUCTION AND IMPROVEMENTS IN GLENS FALLS
Funding Approved by Dept. of Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations SubcommitteeBill Will Now Be Sent To The Full Senate Appropriations Committee
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Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Department of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee has approved $1 million to the city of Glens Falls for South Street reconstruction and streetscape improvements. The funding was approved as part of the Senate Appropriation process, and has been included in the Department of Transportation and Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Bill. The bill was passed out of subcommittee and now will need to be approved by the full Senate Appropriations Committee, after which it will be sent to the Senate floor, and then to the president for signature. Schumer requested that the subcommittee include funding for this project in the bill, and fought hard to ensure that it was included. Clearing the subcommittee is the biggest hurdle in the appropriations process.
"It is critical that we support these types of redevelopment projects to promote future economic development in Glens Falls," said Schumer. "Investing in the revitalization of South Street will boost economic development prospects across the city, bringing jobs, business and economic prowess to the entire region. These dollars are muchneeded and muchdeserved and I will fight to ensure that this funding goes through."
"Senator Schumer has stepped to the plate and delivered a home run for the city of Glens Falls and our long time efforts to revitalize South Street," said Mayor Jack Diamond. "Once these appropriations become official, the funds, which will be administered by the LDC, will move this project from paper to reality. The City thanks the Senator for his recognition of our needs, his advocacy and his confidence in our city."
The funding will be used to make improvements that are part of the South Street Revitalization Plan. This plan targets a 3 block area for comprehensive redevelopment. This project compliments other downtown improvements recently completed.
Now that the bill has been approved by the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee, it will be sent to the full Senate Appropriations Committee. Following approval by the Full Committee and the Senate, the bill will move towards Conference with the House and then to the President for signature.
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