On Thursday, Seneca Golf Resort and Golf Course will open as a part of the $200m project to transform Seneca Beach into a community-supported agriculture and tourism destination.
The project is a partnership between Seneca County and the city of Rochester, which will provide $75 million of federal grant money for the project, which includes the purchase of land on the island, a new $5 million golf course and several other properties.
The new $10 million golf club will be built on the land purchased for the existing course and include a restaurant, retail and residential space, according to a release.
It will include two private courts, a tennis courts and a volleyball court.
The $5.6 million project will also include a new residential development, according the release.
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren and Gov.
Andrew Cuomo announced the project in March, calling it a “significant milestone” that will help create a vibrant downtown for Seneca, a popular destination for locals and visitors alike.
The Seneca community is known for its natural beauty, rich history and vibrant arts scene.
The island, which is located just minutes from the Syracuse University campus, was home to a community for many generations before the Great Migration in the early 20th century.
Seneca is also home to the famous Turtle Bay Restaurant, a famous location in downtown Syracuse that is now open as an outdoor dining experience.
The governor’s announcement comes on the heels of Seneca Mayor Chris McGowan’s decision to sell her $400,000 home in the village and move her family to a town in nearby Syracuse, according To Live Free or Die.