Downtown Tupper Lake
Tupper Lake’s Junction Downtown
The Junction Downtown is a four-season Adirondack destination seamlessly connected to the Adirondack Rail Trail, Uptown Tupper Lake, and the community’s tourism destinations and recreational resources. The Junction has an energetic vibe with a strong sense of place, drawn from a connection to the arts and its rail and commercial past, which attracts families, businesses and visitors.
There is abundant redevelopment opportunities, with underutilized or vacant storefronts in historic structures ready for mixed-use residential development, former civic buildings in the process of adaptive reuse conversions, and vacant lots ready for infill.
The vision for the Junction Downtown:
• Weaving together the Adirondack Rail Trail, the train station, the Crossroads Trail, snowmobile trails, and the sidewalk system so visitors and locals can seamlessly connect to our businesses, tourism assets, recreational opportunities and residences.
• Beautifying the Junction Downtown with green space, public art, street trees, banners, and other streetscape and wayfinding enhancements that encourage bicycles and pedestrians to “connect and discover”.
• Energizing existing and new Junction businesses with building façade, site and commercial space improvements.
• Supporting long time anchor businesses and new enterprises with business assistance to help them create and retain jobs and expand goods and service offerings.
• Enhancing community gathering spaces and installing public art to make the Junction more vibrant and inviting.
• Expanding housing opportunities to alleviate the current housing shortage and creating additional units with easy access to the regional trail system that will help attract new residents.
• Elevating community amenities and services to support the needs of residents of all incomes, ages and abilities.
• Greening the Junction Downtown to continue Tupper Lake’s status as a model for environmental sustainability by encouraging green infrastructure, energy efficiency and decarbonization.
- Main Street Program
- Hamlet Enhancement Program
Main Street Program
FCEDC was awarded a $500,000 grant through the New York Main Street Program to assist with transformative renovations to commercial properties in Downtown Saranac Lake and the Park Street District in Tupper Lake.
Hamlet Enhancement Program
FCEDC, in partnership with the Village of Tupper Lake, is administering a $100,000 Adirondack Park Smart Growth Grant. Funding will be used to support renovations to commercial properties in the Park Street and Junction districts. Funding will leverage. The application window for this program is closed. Projects will be announced soon.