It's been an ongoing plan for five years. The Village of Frankfort has been looking to re-develop the Frankfort harbor. And now that the governor has awarded 113 thousand dollars in economic development grants, the village can kick start their master plan. "It was the primetime for us to look at phase one of our project was to buy that point which consisted of a little over three acres and with the intent of putting a nature trail, a canoe and a kayak launch pad and also a new fishing area." The proposed changes to the harbor are designed to create more than just business at the harbor - the changes could bring more people into the village. "It would bring people from all over, up from the St. Lawrence they would come here right, they would come from the St. Lawrence, they would come from Sylvan Beach they would come from all over if they docked down there then they could walk up street." The Village of Frankfort hopes to begin capitalizing on the assets of the canal corridor and officials say people can use it fifty-two weeks a year. "Not only can we use this during the summer, bring in entertainment down there, a place for our village residents to go, a place for people who would be staying here through the RV program or the camp site program, give them something to do, this whole area is lacking in entertainment." Mayor Frank Moracco wants to take Governor Cuomo's idea Open for Business and apply that right here in Frankfort.
Regional Economic Development Council website