Goshen Plaza project is moving right along

Goshen. The project leader says the plaza is "100 percent on schedule" and is expected to be completed in the spring of 2021.

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| 13 Mar 2020 | 03:22

Area residents will be glad to hear that the Goshen Plaza project is moving right along.

“I couldn’t be more excited about Goshen,” said Neil DeLuca, the plaza's project leader. "Things are going well. We’re 100 percent where we should be on schedule."

DeLuca went on to list what has been accomplished so far, like 80 percent of the site infrastructure, meaning water and sewer, has been completed, and the foundations are completed for buildings one, two, and three.

“Steel is coming within the next week," he said. "Progress then will be seen. We’re building."

DeLuca said leases have been signed with CVS Pharmacy "and the area’s leading healthcare center, and there’s tremendous interest in other leasing with two or three other stores close to signing. They are tremendous additions."

DeLuca said he's happy with what’s been accomplished at the Clowes Avenue site, and that there’s a lot of interest in leasing at Goshen Plaza.

As for a supermarket, three or four grocery stores are interested in coming to the plaza, he said, but one hasn’t been chosen yet.

DeLuca said he's hoping for some stores to move in by the end of this year, and the spring of 2021 should see a full opening.

In other village news:
Village of Goshen Mayor Mike Nuzzolese announced at the Feb. 24 board meeting that the village received nine bids for the St. James/Bruen Place water main improvements project. It will connect the water lines to flow the full length of each street, rather than stop at the Heritage Trail, which once was the site of railroad tracks that ran through Goshen.The tracks predated the installation of the water main lines, causing a dead-end water flow situation. The lowest bid, in the amount of $246,625 was received from NGS Construction, LLC, in Eldred, N.Y., and the company was awarded the project, which is funded through a Community Development Block Grant.
The village election will be held on Wednesday, March 18.
The village board authorized the mayor to sign an agreement between the Village of Goshen and the CSEA, Local 1000 AFSCME, AFL-CIO, dated June 1, 2019, to May 31, 2024.
The Goshen Police Benevolent Association is hosting its first annual “Police Pursuit” 5K on Sunday, May 3, at 9 a.m. The race starts and finishes at 30 Matthew Street.The race benefits “Luke Lives On,“ The Lucas O’Connor Scholarship and other local charities. Go to https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Goshen/PolicePursuit5k for online registration.