Canajoharie is a historic river town with a rich manufacturing history and vibrant community. Redevelopment of the former Beech-Nut site will serve as an economic catalyst for the village and surrounding community. To ensure this revitalization has extensive community support, Montgomery County has engaged community-stakeholders and residents throughout the planning process.
Over the past several years, Montgomery County and the Village of Canajoharie have gathered input from the community during stakeholder meetings, a public open house and high school visioning workshops, as well as through a survey and written submissions. The community shared a range of perspectives on whether to demolish or try to reuse the existing structures on site. The majority of community members propose adaptive reuse of the administrative Church Street building if feasible and demolishing other structures.
Since the announcement of the Purchase-and-Sale agreement with E29 Labs there has been widespread support from the community for the potential development of a commercial cannabis facility.
Long Term Vision
Revitalizing the former Beech-Nut site into a productive, vibrant, walkable development that integrates with the existing fabric of the Village and enhances quality of life. Stakeholders and community members envision a mix of development that provides jobs, increases the tax base, and provides recreational and social benefits for Village residents.
Few constraints exist for the redevelopment of the former Beech-Nut facility. The site has the potential for a multitude of uses including commercial use, light industrial, agricultural production, renewable energy facilities, educational or institutional campuses, residential housing development, entertainment venues, medical or elder care facilities, and hospitality.