Current Projects and Recent News
Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel
Hart Hotels and Krog Corporation are developing a major lodging facility on the Seneca Lake waterfront. This 110-room resort hotel in Watkins Glen will be a significant addition to the tourism infrastructure of the County.
Schuyler County Business Park
This 35-acre "Shovel-Ready Certified" business park is Schuyler County's first. The park was developed for office and light industrial use and includes a landscaped entrance and enhanced wetlands that incorporate elements of the rural countryside.
Tayor Precision, a high-tech metal fabricating business, has announced plans to purchase a new location for expansion of its business in the Town of Montour. The project has received financial assistance from the SCOPED Revolving Loan Fund and REDEC.
Green Infrastructure Strategy
Increasing rural residential, winery and commercial developments demand new approaches to waste problems. Local agencies and elected officials have become increasingly aware of the potential to develop ecologically sensitive models. Alliance Environmental with Todd Environmental Design and Natural Systems Utilities were engaged to undertake this project to identify ecologically friendly opportunities to guide Schuyler County in its future development. The Schuyler County Green Infrastructure Strategies Wastewater Report was released for implementation in January 2011.
Schuyler County Agri-Tourism Initiative
Tourism and agriculture are two of the largest sectors of the Schuyler County economy. SCOPED, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler County and Schuyler County Chamber of Commerce have partnered to assist in adding a tourism component to some of the County's best farm businesses.
Watkins Glen Lakefront Management & Development Strategy
SCOPED has partnered with the Village of Watkins Glen, Schuyler County and Schuyler County IDA to prepare a Lakefront Management and Development Strategy for the Village’s waterfront. The strategic plan will build upon the vision established in previous planning studies to further promote smart development and sound planning on the waterfront. The public roll-out of the strategy was held on December 1, 2010. Go to the documents page of the SCOPED website to see the final presentation and report.
Villages of Burdett & Odessa: Commercial District Improvement Strategy
The historic villages of Burdett and Odessa are the eastern gateways to central Schuyler County. SCOPED received funding from Appalachian Regional Commission and each of the villages to engage Peter J. Smith & Company to conduct a year-long strategic planning project. With extensive stakeholder and community involvement, the end result is a future-looking strategy that will assist the villages in marketing, economic identity and physical design.