New York Cabin Project to Spur Tourism
Fish Creek Cabin Resort LLC has received a grant in the amount of $34,200 from Mohawk Valley EDGE to assist in a $1.4 million construction project in Taberg, N.Y.
The developers have also received an additional $20,000 from the Syracuse office of the United States Department of Agriculture.
The money will go toward constructing 28 cabins, 18 of which will include indoor-plumbing.
The project is expected to bring an economic boost to the area. Four part-time jobs as well as two full-time jobs will be created.
Local contractors have been hired to build the cabins.
"In the long term, this project, as we have seen in other projects across the country, will spur other development in the community, like coffee shops and art stores, things that you would find typically in Old Forge or Saratoga," says Tim Schoen, Fish Creek Cabin Resort Developer.
Schoen hopes his campground attracts outdoor enthusiasts from all over the country. He says the main draw is Fish Creek, which runs through the campground and is very popular among white water rafters and kayakers.
"We are catering to the people who use this creek for outdoor sports," says Schoen. "People come here from all over the country."
The project also has an environmentally-friendly focus. 80% of the campground will be powered by solar energy.
The project is expected to be completed within the next year.