Glenville business meeting planned

Freeman's Bridge Road and waterfront focus of Glenville meeting
Near the rail crossing on Freeman's Bridge Road.
Near the rail crossing on Freeman's Bridge Road.

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GLENVILLE — Plans for Freeman’s Bridge Road and the town’s Mohawk River waterfront will be presented as town and business leaders meet for a panel discussion Thursday.

The seventh annual Lets Talk Business event will begin at 5 p.m. at the Water’s Edge Lighthouse restaurant on Freeman’s Bridge Road.

“I think this is going to be interesting because there will be a lot of concrete information on what the town is doing and a lot of interesting information on what the next two or three years hold for Freeman’s Bridge Road,” said Town Supervisor Chris Koetzle, who will moderate the panel.

The panel will include James Levy, of Planning4Places, which is developing a “complete streets” plan for Freeman’s Bridge Road, an evolving commercial corridor. Don Adams, of Creighton Manning Engineering, which is working on a waterfront revitalization plan is also on the pane., as is Michael Relyea, of Amanus Consulting, who is developing an improvement and marketing plan for the Glenville Business and Technology Park. Jason A. Purvis, program director with the state Office of Community Renewal, will also be on the panel and will discuss state grants available to businesses.

Koetzle said the waterfront revitalization study is focusing on the waterfront from Freeman’s Bridge to the village of Scotia, including restoration of a deteriorated bicycle path that runs between Freeman’s Bridge and Schonowee Avenue in Scotia.

The event is free, but participants are asked to register in advance by emailing [email protected] or calling 518-688-1220.

Sponsors include the Glenville Professional and Business Association and the Glenville Local Development Corp. Because of those and other sponsorships, Koetzle said there is no cost to the town.

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