Montgomery County has invested more than $6 million to prepare the Exit 29 site for redevelopment into a mixed-use economic engine. Along with strategic demolition and asbestos abatement, Phase I and Phase II environmental assessments of the site have been completed and are available upon request from through the Business Development Center. The property offers unlimited potential for development across numerous industries from commercial and industrial uses to residential housing and entertainment venues.
EXIT 29 WEST
Structures west of the Canajoharie Creek, where food production and corporate offices were located, vary in age, size and height, and have not been maintained since the operations terminated in 2010.
In 2020, Montgomery County contracted with Apollo Dismantling Services, which completed the asbestos abatement and removal work for Building 17 (the former main building) and all other structures on the western side of the site. This work was completed in October 2020.
In addition to facilitating the asbestos removal, the Montgomery County’s Business Development Center has worked with the Village of Canajoharie to update the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) Plan for the Village. Development of the LWRP will provide future investors and the Village with potential access to additional state resources as development work progresses at the site. This portion of the property is currently zoned manufacturing.
Montgomery County has also reached an agreement with the State Historic and Preservation Office (SHPO) regarding the western side of the site. Based upon this agreement, the County will incorporate historic features into the surrounding landscape.
Exit 29 EAST
Demolition work has been completed on the eastern portion of the Exit 29 site and the remaining 60,000 sq. ft. structure is prepared for redevelopment. The remainder of the area is a concrete slab base suitable for new construction.
E29 Labs, which entered into a PSA with the County for the eastern portion of the site in May 2020, is prepared to invest between $15 and $30 million to develop a state-of-the-art cannabis production and manufacturing facility, pending a successful application for a license under the MRTA.
Learn more about the Exit 29 Redevelopment project, view the site plan and more.
The Exit 29 site offers exciting developer opportunities along with direct NYS Thruway access.
The Exit 29 Redevelopment Project started several years ago. View the current project timeline.
The former Beech-Nut site located at Exit 29 on the NYS Thruway in upstate New York offers unlimited potential for development across numerous industries from commercial and industrial uses to residential housing and entertainment venues. The Exit 29 Redevelopment Project is fully supported both by Montgomery County and village residents who are eager to welcome the right developer to their vibrant and enthusiastic community.
From breathtaking local scenery to a passionate community there is no better development opportunity in upstate New York.