North Country Regional Economic Development Council submits proposal for Louisville resort event center as 2017 priority
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 5:35 pm

The North Country Regional Economic Development Council is recommending three St. Lawrence County priority projects for 2017, including a resort event center in Louisville.

The council is asking for $1.32 million toward a $6.6 million Lake St. Lawrence resort event center in Louisville, which GoCo Ventures would establish.

The council’s progress report, which they submitted to the state earlier in the fall, describes the proposed facility as “a new affordable 64-room lodging resort on Lake St. Lawrence. Amenities would include a guest center, conference center, commercial kitchen, docks, fishing pier and ferry launch.”

The report says the finished event center would create 17 jobs once finished, and 30 construction jobs to build it.

The other recommended projects include:

• Wastewater plant upgrades in Ogdensburg. The council is seeking $2,575,296 toward a $32,667,588 job. The council’s report estimates 62 construction jobs associated with the work. “The City of Ogdensburg will upgrade its existing wastewater treatment facility and pump stations as well as make collection system improvements. These upgrades are needed in order to control combined sewer overflow and sewer storage systems,” the report says.

• An Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority-Clarkson University partnership. The council is seeking $56,442 toward a $282,208 project. “Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority (OBPA) will continue its partnership with Clarkson University to test, manage, and monitor the Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge. Clarkson University will provide OBPA with options that will improve operational efficiencies and infrastructure integrity. The bridge serves as a major point of entry between the US and Canada,” the progress report says. NCREDC co-chair Tony Collins is president of Clarkson University. The report does not say if any jobs are associated with the proposal.

The complete progress report is available at