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Transforming Gloversville

Located in Fulton County, NY, the City of Gloversville was known as the Glove Capitol of the World, as the glove and tannery industries were the major businesses in this booming industrial city in the 19th and 20th centuries. A void was created when they moved operations overseas and left buildings and properties behind. While foot traffic slowed, and buildings became vacant, Gloversville dedicated itself to revitalizing, diversifying, and growing.

Utilizing the resources in its strategic toolbox, Gloversville offers economic growth opportunities through several revitalization programs, including the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP), Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) and the Brownfield Opportunity Area Program (BOA).

What does DRI, BOA, LWRP and EPA mean for Developers?

    * Having the LWRP, DRI and BOA allows for more grant and tax credit opportunities.


    * Gloversville can assist in returning brownfield sites to productive use.


    * The city is restoring environmental quality.

    * Gloversville’s dedication to transforming blighted and vacant properties to community assets assists projects in getting across the finish line.

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Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP)

The Cayadutta Creek runs the length of the city, adjacent to the FJ&G Rail Trail, and holds great potential for further recreational development. In addition, the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) is in close proximity with Main Street, the key business district. The LWRP is guiding future development and to learn more, click here.

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Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI)

The Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) is transforming the downtown corridor into a vibrant center. Learn more about the 12 transformative projects by clicking here. Take a walk with Gloversville's Mayor Vince DeSantis on Main Street by clicking here as he discusses the projects that are coming to Downtown (tour starts at the 32 min. mark).


Brownfield Opportunity Area Program (BOA)

The Brownfield Opportunity Area Program (BOA) is transforming neighborhoods into catalytic properties that facilitate community investment and improvement. Learn more about the properties that are highlighted in the BOA, including “The Crescent,” by clicking here.

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