In 2023, the Village of Hamilton was awarded $2.25 million through the NY Forward program. After working with the Village, state consultants, and our local planning committee, NY Forward has allocated our funding between the following projects:

Build out and furnish The Hub’s new 3,000-square-foot community room at 18-22 Utica Street. The project will complete the build-out from plumbing, HVAC, and fire protection to interior finishes and furnishings.

Refresh the plaza space at the north end of the Village Green.

Improve walking and bicycling conditions on East Broad Street adjacent to the Village Green, the Milford Street area, and neighborhood streets near downtown.

Expand Hamilton Eatery’s first-floor dining area and improve the second-floor apartments in the attached building at 41-45 Lebanon Street.

Create four new workforce apartments on the upper floors of 33-37 Lebanon Street.

Establish a new NY-focused winery and tasting room on a history property, where three historic buildings are undergoing renovations to create a wine tasting room, event space, and farm store.

Establish a $245,000 Small Project Fund for projects including commercial and mixed-use building renovations, public art installations, and equipment upgrades for small businesses, and other creative projects that can serve the community.

The PCD will be working with the Village and our local business awardees to implement these projects over the coming months. We are thrilled to be part of this transformative opportunity for the Village.

At the DOT public meeting on Tuesday, May 7, options were discussed for DOT’s reconstruction of 12B.  One of the key takeaways from the public comments was that Hamilton wants to be a friendly college town with a welcoming, walkable downtown.  The PCD’s partners at the Village, University and Town have been working with professional consultants to develop alternative solutions that meet these community goals.  We have developed an option that is being put forth for consideration.

Invitation for Community Input: We highly value community involvement and feedback. We have posters of the design option on display at The Hub at 8 Lebanon Street. Feel free to drop in and take a look during business hours. If you’d like to set up an appointment to discuss your comments or questions with us, please call us at 315-825-3537 or send an e-mail to [email protected].

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The Hub

The center of an entrepreneurial ecosystem where we work with new and existing businesses to fuel regional business growth.


PCD can help local businesses find grant funds to expand and create jobs. Click below to see some of our past grantees and find our current grant opportunities.


PCD is always working on a variety of diverse projects to help keep Hamilton a livable, vibrant community.




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FoJo Beans

When FoJo Beans applied for a small grant from the Partnership for Community Development, they were told almost immediately to go for something bigger, to aim to fit a coffee niche in the Hamilton community. Joseph described the help from the PCD by saying: “The village administration has been incredibly supportive, the Hamilton Initiative has been incredibly supportive, the university has been incredibly supportive, but it was the PCD that was not only supportive but pushed us and said ‘we are moving you forward.’” 

Good Nature Brewery

When Good Nature was building the 12B Farm Brewery, they collaborated with the Partnership for Community Development to secure funding for their pretreatment facility for the brewery’s wastewater. The funds were split between a grant and a loan, and allowed for the efficient building of an unforeseen expense. Good Nature now treats all of their wastewater on site so as not to overwhelm the village’s treatment center. 

Kriemhild Dairy

Kriemhild is currently undergoing expansion using CDBG funds awarded by the Partnership for Community Development. Rivington explains how the PCD has helped the company over the years with a combination of “grants, loans, and networking.” Funds from the PCD have been used to buy various tanks and other production equipment as well as for the installation of the equipment. 



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