continued “Everyone knows and understands their role in the process,” said Bassett. “We know our limitations but we have learned to work within them to make the town of Plattsburgh an attractive place to invest in, do business and to live.”
Bassett said it is “exciting to see so much activity in all corners of the town that adds to the local economy and contributes to help meet our municipal needs.”
“This is part of why we have taken an aggressive approach to paving this summer and continue to invest in and upgrade our infrastructure,” he said. “Our codes and zoning and planning departments work with developers to help them with the process but to also develop successful business models.”
“This summer’s activity continues to reinforce that we are going the right direction and it is only the beginning,” he added.
When it comes to economic development in the city of Plattsburgh, Mayor Donald M. Kasprzak noted that the city differs from the town in that it has “limited property to develop and has a high percentage of tax exempt property.”
“With that being said, I am very pleased with our growth and development within our city boundaries the last several years,” said Kasprzak. “We continue to add to our tax base, create jobs, and offer new opportunities to residents and business owners.”
The mayor said he attributes that to the city’s stable tax and utility rates over the last five years and the services offered by the city.
According to Kasprzak, recent and present development projects in the city include 20 new housing units on Cogan Avenue, 16 new housing units on Iowa Circle, 15 apartment units on Club Road, a 15-unit Phase II at Harbor View Apartments, two new housing units on Maine Road and four new homes on Haley Avenue. Several new business and restaurants in the downtown area, an expansion at CVPH Medical Center for medical services, new construction at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh and continued business development at the Imperial Industrial Park also demonstrates growth for the city, added Kasprzak.
“Overall, during the most challenging period in our history, we continue to enjoy development which I am very proud and pleased with,” said the mayor.
Editor’s Note: Denton Publications will continue to follow the progress of new developments in projects in the town and city of Plattsburgh for a series on economic growth.