Deal Reached To Clean Up Old Garage Site In Canton

Deal Reached To Clean Up Old Garage Site In Canton

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Work could begin as early as this spring to turn a contaminated site in Canton into a safe place for people to enjoy.

That's according to Kevin Acres, chairman of the St. Lawrence County Board of Legislators.

An agreement has been reached between the New York Environmental Protection and Spill Compensation Fund and the county to convert the site of the former Bell's Garage into a community green space with access to the Grasse River.

The announcement was made Friday by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

The county and village have entered into a separate agreement as part of the deal.

The plan is to raze the old garage and clean up the site on Riverside Drive.

The property is considered a key link in the development of the village’s Riverside Renaissance Project, an initiative to create open space and recreation opportunities along the Grasse River as part of broader revitalization efforts.

In September, we reported that officials want to pave the way for pedestrian paths and make stretch of the Grasse River a whitewater mecca for kayakers.

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