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Cuomo outlines NY lakeside revitalization project

January 29, 2014
Associated Press

SOLVAY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state will invest $30 million in a $100.3 million economic development and revitalization project along Onondaga Lake.

Cuomo says Wednesday that the project includes $50 million for a performing arts center, $20 million for infrastructure improvements including wastewater treatment upgrades, and nearly $19 million for housing, roads, and businesses.

He said $7 million would go to streetscape improvements from the State Fair to the lakefront, $3 million for the Onondaga Creekwalk and $1.5 million for water taxis. Funding would include federal and local money, including a portion of Oneida casino payments.

A court-ordered, $450 million cleanup continues for Onondaga Lake, once deemed one of the nation's most polluted waterways.



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