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Old Parker School Gets Chance For Another New Life


The old Parker School building looks to be getting another chance at a new life after earlier this year plans to renovate the building by the YWCA and CAPCO were ended after costs to renovate the building increased by nearly $3.6 million dollars.

The City of Cortland Common Council has approved holding a public hearing for residents to voice concerns or other thoughts on the City of Cortland applying for a Restore NY Grant.

The city looks to facilitate the renovation and reuse of the historic building, named after Alton B. Parker, for residential usage.

Mayor Scott Steve did note in the meeting that everything will be transparent in the process.

A public hearing will be held prior to the Common Councils regularly scheduled meeting on January 3rd at 6pm in the new year. The Restore NY Grant application will ask for an amount of $2 million dollars to aid in renovations of the building.

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