TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins joined Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and Tarrytown Mayor Drew Fixell on Wednesday to tour downtown Tarrytown and visit sites poised for future development.
The visit was part of a joint effort with state and local leaders to promote growth and economic development in the region.
“Thanks to major infrastructure investments, Tarrytown is in a unique position to benefit, and we must make the most of this opportunity to invest in a brighter future,” said Stewart-Cousins. “Through smart growth initiatives and transit-oriented development, state government and Tarrytown officials will help revitalize this community and the surrounding region.
"I thank Gov. (Andrew) Cuomo and Lt. Gov. Hochul for their efforts and Mayor Fixell for his innovative vision to capitalize on these investments to help Tarrytown prosper.”
Hochul said, “When Gov. Cuomo came into office, he envisioned an economic development model driven from the bottom up that funded strategic projects to impact an entire region. That is now reality. Today, as I saw firsthand, Tarrytown is poised for tremendous growth and Sen. Stewart-Cousins and Mayor Fixell have played pivotal roles in re-imagining this village for the future.”
Tarrytown is at the eastern terminus of the bridge currently under construction that will serve as a replacement for the aging Tappan Zee Bridge.
The village also lies along commuter rail lines and, through smart growth initiatives, has the potential to become a major transportation hub, according to a release from Stewart-Cousins' office.