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BOA Workshop and Tour – November 20 & 21

November 15, 2019

Workshop and Gouverneur Street Gateway Tour Scheduled for Canton Brownfield Opportunity Area Study

Several activities  are scheduled to explore potential for Canton’s Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA). A public workshop will be held Wednesday evening, November 20,  with a walking tour of the Gouverneur Street Gateway scheduled for the following morning.

The Wednesday evening workshop will feature a project summary to orient participants to the BOA Step 2 Nomination Study. Workshop activities will help participants articulate their ideas for development and revitalization strategies in the BOA, which includes the Grasse River corridor and historic downtown Canton.

The workshop has been scheduled as follows:

Wednesday, November 20
5:30 p.m.
The TAUNY Center
53 Main Street

This event is free and open to the public; everyone is encouraged to attend.

The following morning, the consultant team, steering committee, and interested guests will take a walking tour of the Gouverneur Street Gateway. The tour participants will look at the existing conditions and discuss ways the half-mile gateway corridor could be improved to provide a more pleasing and interesting entry to the Village to encourage business and economic development.

The walking tour has been scheduled as follows:

Thursday, November 21
9:30 a.m.
Park at Willow Island or Grasse River Heritage Park
Meet at Cascade Inn
4 West Main Street

People interested in participating in the walking tour are asked to register by contacting Eve Holberg, Residents as well as owners and staff of businesses along the route are welcome to step out and talk with the group as it passes by their homes and businesses.

For more information, contact Leigh Rodriguez, Village and Town of Canton Director of Economic Development by phone at (315) 386-2871 x5 or email at The project is on Facebook at Village of Canton Brownfield Opportunity Area.

This information was prepared for the Village and Town of Canton and the New York State Department of State with state funds provided through the Brownfield Opportunity Areas Program.

Last modified: November 15, 2019

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