On Monday the Interlaken Village Board will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. to solicit ideas from residents on projects they’d like to see completed if they are successful in winning a $4.5 million NY Forward grant.
Jay Grasso, a grant writer from Spencerport has been hired to prepare the village’s application.
“The grant we are applying for could mean a whole new downtown for Interlaken residents,” Mayor Rich Richardson told the Finger Lakes Times. “There has been little change in the business district of Main Street in the past 30 years.”
Officials say the grant is intended to jump-start Interlaken, to help create a renewed downtown that attracts new businesses like coffee shops, restaurants, salons, and potentially- a brand new Interlaken Historial Society Museum.
The list of prospective projects includes upgrades to the Interlaken Historical Society and Interlaken Library, development of a park for all ages, upgrades to several storefronts, installation of EV charging stations, new sidewalks in the village as needed, and a number of other opportunities.
The meeting for the public will happen at the Village Hall. The village has a population of approximately 600 people.