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Two Ruby Group Projects Named to Regional Priority Project List
Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council Announces Local Endorsements
The Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council has announced their endorsements for the regional development projects deemed as high priority status, as part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's Regional Council initiative. Included in the Priority Project list are the Middletown Community Health Center, Inc's Pathway to Health project and the Equilibrium Brewery, both located in Middletown, N.Y. and partnered with local development firm The Ruby Group.
The Pathway to Health project, spearheaded by CEO Theresa Butler, will include a full renovation of nearly 28,000-plus square feet of a former Ontario & Western Railroad Train Station located in the City of Middletown. The project is seeking $1.8 million in funding from the Economic State Development Grant Fund in order to assist with environmental clean-up. The entire project is estimated at $10 million, and will convert the old station into a healthcare facility that will pair health center services along with diagnostic services with the goal of treating uninsured and underinsured Orange County residents.
Former Ontario and Western Train Station in Middleton
The Equilibrium Brewery project, a company owned by environmental engineers Ricardo Petroni and Peter Oates, will be located on 28 Henry Street in the City of, Middletown. The project will include renovating the former meat packing building into a house brewing facility, tasting room, restaurant space and eventually apartments in phase two of development. The project is asking $227,000 out of the $1.14 million dollar project from the Economic State Development Grant Fund to be used towards brewing equipment, including a canning and conveyor belt system for processing.
Both projects were able to secure endorsement due to the dedicated efforts and support from City of Middletown Mayor, Joseph Destefano, City of Middletown Department of Economic Development Director, Maria Bruni, and collaboration with the Common Council and area State Legislators.
Equilibrium Brewery Site On Henry St. in Middletown
"The Ruby Group is excited about the progress of these two projects and their endorsements as regional priorities," said Ruby Group CEO, Peter Berman. "We are a local company and are anxious to begin work on developments that will help to bring economic potential, full-time jobs and a future to the respective local communities. Furthermore both projects came to us through the efforts of the Orange County Partnership, without their support and the support of County Executive Steve Neuhaus economic development in the area would be much more difficult."
The complete list of chosen initiatives includes a total of 25 regional projects deemed as high priority, selected from a tally of 111 developments originally submitted, following over 15 hours of individual presentations. This latest round of the Regional Council completes the third phase of the overall endorsement approval process. The final announcement on funding is planned for later this year.
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