Final designs are in place for the proposed Finger Lakes Boating Museum in Geneva, Ontario County, officials announced.
The designs were presented to city officials late last week.
Geneva has received $450,000 through the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council for the project. The museum is targeted for Geneva’s lakefront park, on the northwest corner of Seneca Lake.
The museum would occupy 7,000 square feet in a 10,600-square-foot facility, officials said. A visitors’ center would take up the remainder of the space. The museum would feature exhibits and galleries, a research library and classroom, a workshop area and retail space.
“The Finger Lakes Boating Museum is a transformational project for the city of Geneva, as well as the entire region,” Mayor Ronald Alcock said in a statement.
Waterfront redevelopment is essential to revitalizing the eastern Ontario County city, Alcock said. The project will bring millions of dollars into the local economy each year.
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