Thursday, February 23, 2006

Freight Yard Project Freight Yard Project

Freight Yard Revitalization Project (FYP) has really taken shape. What makes this community based partnership so unique? Well, the project involves our local government, local business community, and the non-profit organizations in town. Everyone is represented on the Board of Directors. We had 2.6 acres right in the center of town that was being put up for sale. A few citizens wanted to get together to purchase the land and preserve the intact, historic freight yard. So the partnership was formed as a 501(c) (3) and fund raising began. That was over 3 years ago. Now the FYP is a reality.

Hubbard Hall is working on renovating the Beacon Feed building. Community volunteers are doing all the work on this historic structure and once finished, dance and art classes will happen here. The Bean Heads Coffee House building is in a perfect location to service the many parents that want a little something while waiting for their budding ballerinas to finish classes. And who could resist grabbing a cup of coffee and spending some time reading the book you just purchased from Battenkill Books, now located on the Freight Yard site, at one of Bean Heads outdoor tables. It’s the perfect location to capitalize on the economic development of the Freight Yard Project (FYP). For more information on Bean Heads, visit its web site at

In November, U.S. Representative John E. Sweeney (R-Clifton Park) secured a $600,000 grant for the Cambridge Freight Revitalization Project, "Our region's has always been an area of rich cultural heritage and economic potential," said Rep. Sweeney. Sarah Ashton, ED of the FYP has secured our designation as an economic development zone with Capit0l Zone Credits available for those investing in the site. We are also the New York state beta site for a new, environmentally and economically friendly innovative septic system. This will allow businesses to expand with little disruption to the roadways and existing business traffic flow. By summer 2006, the FYP park space will begin to blossom. The Cambridge Farmer’s Market is every Sunday from May-Oct. in the green space and recently opened galleries and craft shops have unique art work for sale. Cambridge is fast becoming a destination location for southern Washington County. The future is wide open.


Blogger Komail Noori said...

Thanks for shairing this valuable information. I am just wondering one thing that when it comes to American Freight, there are many Shipping Services which offer different Freight Quote. But what I am looking for the the cheapest rates for Interstate Shipping and all American Freight. Can you help me in this regard.?

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Blogger One said...

It's always nice when you can not only be informed, but also entertained! Government should support and encourage more such projects in near future..

Admirable read! good job.

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