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The Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce Gateway and Corridors program’s fourth season is under way, this time focusing on sprucing up State, Main, Canton and Fine streets and New York Avenue.

The program’s purpose, according to , is to improve the appearance of the city’s main thoroughfares that are traveled by out of town visitors as well as Ogdensburg residents.

Ms. Porter said

which has improved the appearance of their properties will be and dan aIn recent years, the committee was successful in joining the city to install signage at the entrances to Ogdensburg directing people to the downtown area in an effort to stimulate business along these corridors. Also, Corning agreed to a landscaping project at its property in the 1800 block of Ford Street. All materials, design and labor were contracted locally.

The city expanded the scope of its Local Waterfront Redevelopment Planto include Ford Street, where the program debuted.

The response has been all positive, Ms. Porter said.

“We feel that we’re on the side of the homeowner,” she said. “Every one of them is surprised and honored to be recognized.”

The committee will be attending the “Re-Discover the Waterfront Workshop” on May 2 at Freight House Restaurant, 20 Market St. The workshop invites local Ogdensburg organizations and businesses to discuss strategies for rebuilding the culture along the waterfront.

The committee encourages residents to nominate homes and business that have improved their appearance.

For more information about the Gateways and Corridors Committee, call the chamber office at 393-3620 or email chamber@gisco.net.

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