Farmington Getting Facelift

The Town of Farmington is making some major renovations hoping to lure larger businesses to the area. "We want to create this environment so when they do come to look at the town they say this is a nice place to set up," said John Malvaso, Farmington Business Council.  There was a ceremonial groundbreaking Thursday at the intersection of Routes 96 and 332.  The project actually started early because of the nice weather.

 It's called "The Gateway to Farmington."  This section of land will include a small park with a clock, trees and benches.  "I think it's one of the fastest growing communities in Ontario County right now,"  said Sue Stehling, Farmington Chamber of Commerce.  "I think it's a very good thing for the community.  They'll enjoy it."  Local leaders want to create the feel of a downtown.   

The project, which will cost $120 thousand dollars, is being funded mostly by local businesses and organizations.  The town donated some dirt.  Plus, the business council is selling 1-thousand engraved bricks that will line the walkway of the park.  The bricks cost $100 per individual and $500 for businesses.  "We made a decision early on that we need to do something and this was a logical choice," said Malvaso.  Town officials are hoping once the project is complete that the State Department of Transportation will lower the speed limit in this area.

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