FLX CDC

Finger Lakes Gateway Community Development Corporation

2018 FLX Gateway Community Development Corporation Funding Application

The FLX Gateway CDC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve economic well-being in Schuyler County and the region.

Finger Lakes Gateway Community Development Corporation ( FLX CDC)

The mission of the FLX Gateway CDC is to leverage the strengths of Schuyler County and the region through Enhanced Commercial Activities and Economic Development.

The Story

In June of 2016, the Finger Lakes Gateway Community Development Corporation (CDC) was formed. The CDC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve economic well-being in Schuyler County and the region through a community-driven, collaborative approach that fosters economic vitality by attracting new capital investment; facilitating commercial and residential development; and creating sustainable, living wage employment opportunities. The FLX Gateway CDC has a plan to guide its community focused activities, which include beautification efforts such as flower planters and signage, themed décor for race season, organized clean-up efforts, and more. To identify and assess community needs, concerns, and assets, the FLX Gateway has three dedicated work committees: Downtown Revitalization, Real Estate Redevelopment, and Business Improvement District. Moreover, the FLX Gateway Community Development Corporation entertains requests for funding that will support, enhance, and further our mission.

 The CDC has an eight-member board of directors. Board members include:
  Officers
     Chairperson: Kristin VanHorn, Schuyler County Planning Department
     Vice Chairperson: Ben Stamp, Lakewood Vineyards
     Treasurer: Phil Barnes, Schuyler County Legislature
     Secretary: Tiffany Millerd, Fagan Engineers and Land Surveyors, PC
     Board Members
     Brittany Gibson, Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce
     Rich Greenberger, Connections Retreat Center for People and Dogs
     Brian Kenney, Welliver
     David Mizerak, PRO Unlimited

The CDC has many committees that are working diligently on various task to improve the economic well-being of Schuyler County and the region through a community-driven, collaborative approach.

 
   Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) – Kristin VanHorn (Chair), Ben Stamp, Brittany Gibson, Tiffany Millerd
   Downtown Beautification – Brittany Gibson (Chair), Dave Mizerak, Rich Greenberger, Phil Barnes
   Real Estate Redevelopment – Ben Stamp (Chair), Kristin VanHorn, Brian Kenney, Tiffany Millerd
   Business Improvement District (BID) Watkins Glen – Kristin VanHorn (Chair), Phil Barnes, Brittany Gibson

We’d like to update the community on the $10 Million DRI award from NYS to Watkins Glen.  First, we are excited about this opportunity and the planning process has been fast moving, exciting, and dynamic.  We are expecting to be finished with the planning process in April 2018.  We have and will continue to utilize a VERY PUBLIC process to develop the plan and project list.  Because a project is listed in the final plan and project list does not guarantee any grant funding.  The $10M is designed to leverage private sector match. We will work diligently to have a mechanism to ensure a fair and transparent process during the awarding and implementation process.
 

Proposal:  VillageofWatkins_DRI Application 2017

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Contact Us

  CDC@FLXGateway.com
607-535-4341