Location: Celoron, NY

Project Summary:
The Village of Celoron was awarded $750,000 in NYS CDBG Economic Development funds to assist Chautauqua Harbor Hotel, LLC. The project allowed Chautauqua Harbor to open a destination hotel on waterfront property. The new 130,000 square foot facility includes 132 guest rooms, 8,000 square feet of event space with pre-function areas and breakout rooms, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fitness room, dining and lounge areas, and seasonal outdoor food and beverage facilities. The $26,516,000 project created 86 full time equivalent jobs over two years, with 68 (84%) made available to low-moderate income persons. NYS CDBG funds were used for the purchase of furniture, fixtures and equipment.

Activity:
• __ Infrastructure
• _X_ Economic Development
• __ Public Services
• __ Housing
• __ Acquisition
• __ Other (please describe):

Project Resources:
• CDBG $750,000
• Private funds $23,858,000
• Other public funds – Market NY: $255,000; NYS Empire State Development: $1,653,000
• Total $26,516,000

Results/Impact:
The project created 86 FTE jobs with 84 of them low-moderate income individuals.

Partner engagement:
• Village of Celoron
• NYS Office of Community Renewal
• NYS Empire State Development

State decision-making:
The project created jobs in a rural part of NYS and promotes/increases tourism.

Project status:
The project is complete

Media:

Contact:
Jason Purvis, VP Federal Programs
NYS Office of Community Renewal
518-474-2057
Jason.Purvis@nyshcr.org