Use Considerations

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The Mohawk River and Erie Canal are north of the village and present potential recreational, transportation and cultural applications.

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I-90 NYS Thruway gives direct access to Canajoharie with over 23,000 cars/day passing by as well as quick access for transportation of goods.

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The Canajoharie Creek bisects the village. This unique feature has the potential for additional recreational areas and access to the Mohawk River.

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Route 5 provides easy travel to the Canajoharie area from points east and west. 

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Strategically Located

The Exit 29 site is strategically located in the Mohawk Valley region. The site has access to key transportation routes including major and minor roadways as well as the Mohawk River.  Proximity to tourist destinations, the state capital and other large and smaller cities in the position the Exit 29 site for a range of reuse opportunities. 

Proximity to tourism destinations, the state capital and other large and smaller cities position the Exit 29 site for a range of reuse opportunities.

Strategically Located

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Centrally Located

The site, located in the heart of downtown Canajoharie, NY is also within driving distance or Albany, Utica, Sharon Springs and Cooperstown.

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High Visibility

Over 23,000 vehicles pass daily on the New York Interstate Thruway I-90, which offers full visibility of the site from both directions as well as visibility from the Mohawk River.

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Major Markets

Montgomery County’s central location affords unparalleled access to more than half of the U.S. and Canadian populations, including the New York City, Boston and Montreal markets.

A trio of New York State Thruway exits link businesses to all the major traffic corridors of the Northeast. Transportation and shipping options include the nearby Albany International Airport as well as CSX and Amtrak service that runs through Montgomery County and the Port of Albany.

Businesses can also connect with talent in this higher education-rich region. More than 20 colleges and universities offer great recruiting opportunities. The county’s existing workforce ranks well above average in stability, productivity and loyalty, while turnover is well below average.

Montgomery County is quickly establishing itself as an ideal bedroom community for commuters. Businesses will appreciate the area’s strong strategic position including close proximity to key markets in the US and Canada, a well-trained workforce; available, affordable land and a can-do environment that supports everything from start-ups to big business and is as fertile as the surrounding farmlands . . . all led by the Montgomery County Business Development Center.

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Transportation

The Exit 29 site is connected directly to the NYS Thruway I-90 and just around the corner from Route 5 and Route 5s.

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Scenic Views

The beautiful Canajoharie Creek bisects the site, feeding into the Mohawk River along with the Erie Canal.

Site Structures

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Variety of Use

The Exit 29 site 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. From breathtaking local scenery to a passionate community there is no better development opportunity in upstate New York.

Infrastructure

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Access to Water

Infrastructure that supports 2 million gallons per day is in place and has been maintained for future development.

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Electric & Natural Gas Ready

The Exit 29 site is ready for development with electric and natural gas service already on the site.

Local & Regional Features

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Waterfront Rec. Access

A public waterfront park and marina accommodates boaters during the spring and summer season where Canajoharie Creek meets the Mohawk River downstream from the site.​

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The Arkell Museum

The Arkell Museum collects, preserves, researches and presents American Art and Mohawk Valley History, and promotes active participation in art and history.

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Wintergreen Park

The breathtaking Wintergreen Park showcases a natural water feature, the Boiling Pot, and a gorge within one mile south of the site.

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Erie Canal

The Erie Canal runs 363 miles from where Albany meets the Hudson River to where Buffalo meets Lake Erie and passes right through scenic Canajoharie, NY.

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Easy Access

Nestled right next to the NY Interstate Thruway I-90 and Route 5 the site is easy to access and provides a fast means of regional access.

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Tourist Attractions

Several growing tourist destinations, including Sharon Springs and Cooperstown, are within 30 miles of the Exit 29 project with the NYS capital roughly 45 minutes away as well.​

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Native American History​

Canajoharie, also known as the “Upper Castle”, was the name of one of two major towns of the Mohawk nation in 1738 and stretched for a mile and a half along the Mohawk River.

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Canajoharie Falls

Canajoharie Falls is a beautiful waterfall located on the Canajoharie Creek south of Canajoharie, New York. Complete with a viewing platform for taking in the sights.

Project Resources

Project Overview

Learn more about the Exit 29 Redevelopment project, view the site plan and more.

Site Conditions

26.9 acres and 35 structures are available for development and the site is electric and water ready.

Project Timeline

The Exit 29 Redevelopment Project started several years ago. View the current project timeline.

Unlimited Potential

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.

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