On May 11th, 2009, members of the Troy Proctor’s Committee met with the Empire State Development Corporation, to discuss the demolition of Proctor’s Theater. The ESDC is the body that awards RestoreNY grants. RestoreNY, you may remember, is the money being sought by the City of Troy and Columbia Development to fund the demolition.
The meeting went well. Committee members clarified the stakes of the situation, emphasized the structural soundness of the theater building, answered questions, and presented the first draft of our Strategic Plan for Proctor’s. This is only the first step in a long list of meetings with public officials, but it was an encouraging one!