Ti beach to get pavilion

The building is designed to incorporate elements of Adirondack architecture with natural stone work and natural siding along with modern building materials, stated architect Joseph Vilardo of Hoffman-Vilardo Architects. Its also designed to allow minimal opportunity for vandalism, an unfortunate and recurring issue with both the former beach building and even the temporary storage units on site now.

Funding for the building comes from a capital grant secured by state Sen. Betty Little.

Im very pleased progress continues to be made on what will be a wonderful community asset for many years to come, said Senator Little. The pavilion design is beautiful, functional and environmentally sensitive and I am eagerly looking forward to seeing it constructed.

Its an elegant design, simple and attractive, added Joyce Cooper, a local resident and volunteer who has been the driving force behind revitalization of the public beach.

It will be nice to have running water and rest room facilities there again, said Ticonderoga Supervisor Robert Dedrick. The old beach house was considerably run down and was no longer able to provide these necessities, so we have been renting port-o-johns which are not attractive and are also an added expense to the town. The (state) Department of Health has been very patient allowing us to continue using them because they knew we were working on a new facility.

Were excited about the new building especially that there will be running water again, Sara Joubert, one of the summer lifeguards, commented.

EF Nolan Builders will construct the building.

We had several qualified bidders for the project, and we are pleased to be working with a local firm, Lender stated.

Construction will begin immediately after the beach closes for the season.

The funds for the building design and construction come from Empire State Development to the Lake George Association.

The Ticonderoga community is extremely appreciative of Sen. Littles leadership bringing in funds for this project. The Ticonderoga beach is a jewel and arguably the best view on Lake George. Now it will have a building that suits that distinction, said Dedrick. Next we have to work on upgrading the equipment and additional landscaping. We have great momentum and we plan to keep it up.

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