The City of Geneva is pleased to announce that grant agreements totaling $2,450,000 in state funds for the development of the Finger Lakes Boating Museum and Visitors’ Center have been received and are being prepared for execution.
The State of New York announced two separate grant awards, the first a $2,000,000 grant from the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, secured through the efforts of State Senator Mike Nozzolio, and the second a $450,000 grant from New York’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, announced as part of the 2011 Consolidated Funding Application process.
Funds will be used for the design and construction of a museum showcasing boating and boat building in the Finger Lakes region, as well as an enhanced visitors’ center. The project will be developed on the north shore of Seneca Lake, on the site of the existing visitors’ center.
City Manager Matt Horn said “Senator Nozzolio and the State of New York have, once again, invested in Geneva’s future. This project will showcase Geneva as the core of the region’s cultural and tourism offerings.”
“After many months of planning, we are very pleased to be getting underway soon in providing Geneva and the entire Finger Lakes Region with a beautiful museum which will bring to life the history of boating and its influence on life in the Finger Lakes” said Vince Scalise, President of the Finger Lakes Boating Museum Board. “We look forward to cooperating with the City in bringing this educational facility to the lakefront for all to enjoy and learn”
The City has selected Pittsford-based Hanlon Architecture and Chrisanntha Construction for design and engineering of the project, which will begin immediately. Construction is slated to begin this fall.