MAYOR TIM JULIAN TODAY ANNOUNCED RECEIPT OF OVER 10 MILLION DOLLARS FROM BOTH FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TO BE APPLIED TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF A PARKING GARAGE IN DOWNTOWN UTICA.
THE PARKING GARAGE IS NEEDED TO ALLEVIATE EXISTING PARKING CONCERNS IN DOWNTOWN UTICA. THE PROPOSED PARKING GARAGE WILL SERVICE OWNERS AND TENANTS FOR SUCH BUILDINGS AS ADIRONDACK BANK, CITY CENTER BUILDING, THE ONEIDA COUNTY COURTHOUSE, THE ONEIDA COUNTY OFFICE BUILDING AS WELL AS THE STATE OFFICE BLDG.
MAYOR JULIAN STATE, "ONCE THIS PARKING GARAGE IS COMPLETED IT WILL GREATLY INCREASE THE VALUE OF MANY OF OUR BUILDINGS IN DOWNTOWN UTICA. WITH THIS ADDITIONAL PARKING, IT WILL BE MUCH EASIER TO ATTRACT TENANTS AND/OR PURCHASERS FOR BUILDINGS IN DOWNTOWN UTICA."
I hope the money isn't just sitting in an account somewhere, since I was under the impression that grant monies had to be used for their specified purpose within a limited amount of time.
Not to worry. I'm sure the money didn't just...vanish.