New York State Governor Kathy Hochul visited Monroe Community College’s downtown campus in Rochester today to outline a $172.5 million state investment for several projects in the Finger Lakes region.
The investment announced on Monday, March 7 comes as part of Hochul’s yet-to-be-approved $216 billion state budget proposal for the 2022-23 fiscal year.
Hochul said $100 million will be committed to the NYS Department of Transportation’s five-year capital plan to complete the Inner Loop North project. She also announced that Monroe County’s Seneca Park Zoo would get a $42.5 million infusion to “finish implementing visitor experience enhancements,” according to a press release. Additionally, $10 million will be provided to support upgrades to Rochester’s Frontier Field, making $12.5 million in total the state has given to the project.
Hochul also unveiled renderings for Rochester High Falls State Park. Her administration previously announced $6 million in funding for the creation of the state park within the Genesee River gorge in downtown Rochester.
The governor’s announcement today complements “Finger Lakes Forward,” the region’s comprehensive blueprint to generic economic growth and community development in the region.
You can watch NYS Governor Kathy Hochul’s full announcement here.
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