The City of Oswego is waiting on New York State to see if it will receive funding to fix damage from flooding along Lake Ontario.
Last week, City of Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow announced the City submitted a proposal for the state’s $300 million Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative (REDI). REDI was announced earlier this year and through the program, municipalities have the opportunity to apply for funding to repair the damage that has been done due to high water and flooding and can propose new economic development projects along the lakeshore to stimulate the local economy and take advantage of waterfront property.
The City of Oswego’s proposal would total about $17 million. The money would be used to repair damage to municipal infrastructure in the City’s Wright’s Landing Marina and proposes to transform the International Pier into a state-of-the-art boardwalk, while elevating areas of the marina to reduce the risk of flooding, and adding to the amenities currently offered in the marina.