Delaware Engineering was hired by the Town of Montgomery Industrial Development Agency to prepare a corridor study for a portion of NYS Route 17K from the Town of Newburgh boundary to the Montgomery Village line.
The study identified the opportunities and constraints for economic investment in a transparent manner, with the goal of defining the potential location, scope and scale of development, together with design standards and community enhancements appropriate for the corridor.
The study was prepared on a parallel track with an update to the Town’s Comprehensive Plan and a detailed analysis of municipal infrastructure capacity and needs. It contains an objective analysis of site development potential, environmental constraints, sectors attracted to the corridor, build-out scenarios and demand for likely investment value and employment opportunities, design guidelines, and an action plan.
The corridor study will act as a springboard for grant applications and a tool to proactively guide focused, sustainable economic investment in the Route 17K corridor. This future investment would allow the Town to reap the benefits of an improved tax base and new employment, while still preserving and enhancing the quality of life of current residents and small businesses.