NY Forward is a “Main Street Revitalization” program, and applications are limited to a small, walkable downtown target area. As illustrated on the target area map, the boundary for Tupper Lake’s NY Forward “Junction Downtown Connects” encompasses the historic Main Street business district, soon to be the hub of the Adirondack Rail Trail, and the Adirondack Scenic Railway’s northern station.
The NY Forward target area extends from the district’s southern tree-framed gateway, located near 170 and 171 Demars Boulevard, and extends north along Demars Boulevard as it curves into Main Street. The boundary then extends north along Main Street, encompassing the parcels on both sides of the street, to the northern tree-lined gateway near the end of sidewalks on Main Street, before the Haymeadow Road intersection.
The first blocks of key side streets around the train station, including Depot, Oak, Pine, Cedar and Washington Streets have also been incorporated to capture transformational project opportunities, as are state-owned Adirondack Rail Trail parcels and a segment of the Village of Tupper Lake’s Crossroads of the Adirondacks connector trail.