City receives $250K grant for project

GLOVERSVILLE – Developers of senior housing downtown will be getting a financial boost thanks to a state grant, according to Mayor Dayton King.

King said he received a call from state Sen. Hugh T. Farley, R-Schenectady, on Friday night alerting him to the fact that a $250,000 state grant had been secured for the Estee Commons project.

Liberty Affordable Housing of Rome, Oneida County, wants to construct an additional 35 one-bedroom units on the Estee Commons property at 90 N. Main St. to provide affordable housing for seniors. The other rental units already at the site would remain conventional rental properties.

“It’s really exciting news,” King said.

King said he spoke with the developer and they are hoping to move forward with the project.

Farley was not available for comment Saturday.

The group is hoping to start the project this year.