FRANKFORT — Plans to build an amphitheater at the Frankfort Harbor Marina and Park are moving forward with the announcement the village of Frankfort has been awarded a grant for the project.

Mayor Richard Adams credited state Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, D-Utica, with obtaining the grant.

According to Brindisi’s office, the assemblyman secured the $125,000 grant through the New York State and Municipal Facilities Program for the village’s marina improvement project.

The project includes a new band shell/amphitheater facility and associated amenities.

The construction of an amphitheater was part of a 2006 master plan the village developed for the marina.

The village has since acquired land from the Canal Corp., and village officials hope to take steps to upgrade the facility.

The site currently offers visitors a place to fish, launch a boat, enjoy the water or check out recreational trails. A pavilion is available for community use and there is a playground.

Frankfort Harbor Marina and Park, 126 E. Orchard St., is on a natural inlet that allows boaters to launch and dock without dealing with the impacts of waves and currents from the Mohawk River and Erie Canal.

There also is a restaurant at the marina, and the village board recently voted to approve a lease agreement with a new tenant who will be taking over the facility.