Community Investment Strategy
In 2015, Webster, NY was selected as one of 50 quarter-finalists in the America's Best Communities Prize Competition. Sponsored by Frontier Communications, Dish Network, Cobank and The Weather Channel, the competition challenges communities to develop a resident-drive revitalization plan for economic and community development. Read Webster's Community Revitalization Strategy to learn more about this project.
North Avenue Connector
In 2018, the Village of Webster, NY completed a $1.35 million project to revitalize the North Avenue corridor over from Main Street north to Orchard Street. Made possible by $811,000 in Federal Highway Administration funding secured by the Alliance, the North Avenue Connector project included improved sidewalks, crosswalks, and bicycle lanes to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety. The project also invested in new pedestrian-scale lighting, signage and gateway features to enhance corridor aesthetics and create a positive first impression for visitors to the community.
Ridge Road Multimodal Corridor
In 2020, the Town of Webster completed sidewalk, crosswalk and bike lane improvements along Ridge Road from Holt Road to Five Mile Line Road. The $1,850,000 project was made possible by $1,480,000 in Federal funds secured by the Alliance.
Deep Lake Water Cooling Feasibility
In 2014, The Alliance was awarded funding by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to complete a $115,000 feasibility study related to development of industrial infrastructure in the Town of Webster's industrial zone along Salt and Basket Roads. The development of a Chilled Water District (CWD) utilizing the naturally chilled water of Lake Ontario is potentially capable of supporting approximately 5 million square feet of development and the creation/retention of 4,000 jobs. Read the Executive Summary of the Report, and contact Alliance Staff for detailed findings.
780 Salt Road Revitalization
In 2018, the Alliance secured $42,000 in funding from Empire State Development and Rochester Gas & Electric towards the reactivation of the vacant and derelict structure at 780 Salt Road.