PBInc Resource Center and Pocket ParkPhilmont Beautification, Inc., is a grass-roots, charitable organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. See the brochure
Philmont Beautification, Inc., has four main program areas designed to work together as programs providing opportunities for the Philmont community to come together to contribute towards the revitalization of the Village of Philmont, NY in the spirit and tradition of a rural barn raising. See our mission statement
Our programs are developed with reference to over 200 suggestions made by community members in the 2003 Philmont Comprehensive Plan. See the suggestions We believe the revitalization of a small rural community can be achieved more effectively through a sustained effort of community involvement, and by working alongside with volunteers for community-driven projects. See a sampling of downtown improvement projects 2007-2013
Local 111 - a farm-to-table restaurant opened in 2007Main Street Program: This program provides financial and technical assistance for storefronts, commercial buildings, and affordable housing that have experienced sustained neglect and are located on the Main Street. See more
Village Pocket Park on the Main Street restored in 2010Revitalization Program: Designed to work with community volunteers serving on project developement and selection committees to accomplish projects that contribute towards an improved quality of village life. See more
Changing Environment - an exhibition of wildlife at the Summit ReservoirCommunity Arts and Fine Craft Trades: Aimed at increasing the involvement and promotion of local arts and fine craft trades as a vital part of contributing towards community revitalization. See more
Historic Design Standards, and technical assistanceSmall Business Program: Provides financial and technical assistance to assist new small business join the Main Street. See more
Revitalization Program Current revitalization project: Summit Reservoir Area Revitalization project. This project intends to create a community-informed plan for the Summit Reservoir Area aimed at restoring the Summit Reservoir and the surrounding area, including, the re-use of potential strategic sites and historic buildings for new uses such as housing, retail, commercial, and public amenities like lake-side parks. See more
Small Business Program Current small business project: Assisting the Philmont Market and Cafe Co-op start-up by serving on the 116 Co-op Collaboration Team aimed at producing a business plan and feasibility study to open a small food co-op in the heart of the downtown located on the Main Street. Future site of the Philmont Market & Cafe Cooperative Join us to be on the volunteer team to help turn this site into a renovated space as a business incubator to house the Philmont Market and Cafe Co-op.
Philmont Farmers' Market NEW LOCATION! 2013 season opens supporting "Growing Our Co-op Together" on the forecourt of 116 Main every Sunday from 10am-1pm June 16th-October 13th Bringing over 12 local farmers, food producers, and craft vendors to the downtown for a seasonal market since 2009. Food on a Tight Budget Sustainable communities are ones that are environmentally sustainable, economically viable, and socially just, including access to affordable foods supporting the local farming economy.