Cuomo: $120M Finger Lakes project starts this year

In this 2003 photo provided by the New York Wine and Grape Foundation, grapes are shown hanging in a vineyard overlooking Canandaigua Lake in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. (AP Photo/New York Wine & Grape Foundation, Randall Tagg)
In this 2003 photo provided by the New York Wine and Grape Foundation, grapes are shown hanging in a vineyard overlooking Canandaigua Lake in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. (AP Photo/New York Wine & Grape Foundation, Randall Tagg)

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced the long-awaited start of a $120 million development project planned for the shoreline of one of the Finger Lakes.

The governor was in Canandaigua in Ontario County Tuesday to announce that the North Shore project will begin this year, bringing 175 permanent positions and 400 construction jobs to the northern end of Canandaigua Lake, 25 miles southeast of Rochester.

Officials say the project will turn the 21-acre dilapidated property into apartments, condos, retail and commercial space.

Cuomo says the project will receive a total of $3 million in economic development funds from the state.

The project includes cleaning up a brownfield site on the vacant property. Local officials have been trying to redevelop the parcel for more than a decade.

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