What’s Next?

  • Apply for and attain state, federal and private grants to fund future work
  • Finish restoration of the building to current health and safety standards, including replacement of aged wastewater systems
  • Rebuild commercial kitchen and bathroom for energy efficiency and to meet current fire and safety standards.
  • Continue erosion control work along the banks of the Black River. The invasive Japanese Knotweed will be replaced with native plants
  • Maintain a trail along the riverbank to the fishing hole that is accessible by all
  • Continue restoration of the Black River’s trout fishery
  • Install a historic bridge to connect the region’s recreational trails and the village
  • Collaborate with a chef entrepreneur to open a small restaurant and pub
  • Find a partner organization to build and maintain a high-speed WiFi hub
  • Identify appropriate businesses and other organizations in need of office space