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Press Release for Lower Milton Landing Revitalization Grant
Prepared by: Howard Baker
December 16, 2021
RE: CFA Grant Application #108302
Town of Marlborough - $560,027 Grant Received for Riverfront Revitalization
On Tuesday, December 14, 2021, Supervisor Al Lanzetta received word, from Acting NYS Secretary of State Brendan C. Hughes, that the town had been awarded a grant of $560,027 under the Environmental Protection Fund Local Waterfront Revitalization Program. The grant will pay for improvements to the Lower Milton Landing Park adjacent to the newly renovated Milton Landing Pier and the restored 1883 Train Station. This funding will enable the realization of a vision for Milton Landing that creates new recreational opportunities for residents and visitors, and drives economic growth by welcoming tourists to the bounties of the town and region via a new and beautiful gateway. It represents many years of planning by the Town Board, Behan Planning and Design, Friends of the Milton Landing Park, Tighe and Bond Engineering, the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council, and the New York State Department of State. Improvements include: waterfront enhancements east of the railroad adjacent to the Milton Pier, improved access and parking for the train station, paving of a parking lot and bus drop off area north of the train station, a welcome plaza and seating wall, and signage, plantings, and ADA compliant accessibility to an existing picnic and camping area. It builds on the Local Water Revitalization Plan funded by the NYS DOS and developed in 2017 and 2018 by Behan Planning and Design with extensive engagement of community members.
Supervisor Lanzetta, a longtime proponent of this project, called this “a transformative project that will improve access to the river for all community members and provide an economic boost to the Town of Marlborough and the entire region.” He asked to express his thanks to the many community volunteers who have dedicated countless hours over many years to making this project a success. Supervisor-elect Scott Corcoran commented that this project “will be something we can all be proud of.” Gael Appler Jr., one of the visionaries for this project, added “I am overjoyed that we now have the resources to make this dream into something that our entire community can enjoy.”