Plattsburgh votes to demolish Crete Center

Published: Dec. 15, 2022 at 11:39 PM EST
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PLATTSBURGH, NY. (WCAX) - Plattsburgh officials have decided to demolish the Crete Memorial Civic Center.

The Common Council approved the move after hearing public comments for and against the proposed demolition.

The cost to tear the building down is about $400,000 compared to the estimated $3 million needed for renovations.

The center was forced to close in May after an electrical fire and the dilapidated facility’s future has been a point of contention in the community for several months.

Last month, the Plattsburgh YMCA teamed up with Adirondack Coast Sports to provide a temporary venue for youths and adults taking part in indoor field sports this winter.

Some councilors argue the ultimate decision should have been in the voters’ hands. Federal ARPA funding will cover the $400,000 for demolition.

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