Plans to extend Schenectady’s Alco Heritage Trail part 4-mile river loop

March 25, 2022

BY CHAD ARNOLD, The Daily Gazette

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Plans to extend the Alco Heritage Trail and connect Mohawk Harbor to the downtown area are moving forward and tie into larger plans to create a 4-mile loop that officials say will reconnect communities to the riverfront and promote economic activity.

The Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority last week entered into a pair of contracts with the New York Department of State totaling $1.35 million to advance three projects as part of the city’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative, a $10 million state grant awarded in 2019 to restore parts of the downtown area and spark economic development.

“We’re starting to get to the contract execution stage with these various projects,” said Metroplex Chairman Ray Gillen.

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