Governor Kathy Hochul and the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council announced that the Newark Regional Health and Wellness Center will receive an additional $2 million in grant funding. The Center, a regional health asset, was also recently identified in the Strategic Investment Plan for the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative award, secured by the Village earlier this year.
“I know the impact that funding for these local improvements will have in the Village of Newark, allowing visitors and residents alike to better access recreational opportunities, public spaces, and other amenities,” Governor Hochul said.
The Governor recently announced the project’s approval as part of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative; awarding over $3 million in DRI funds. This most recent award, part of the State’s Restore New York program, adds $2 million in funding to the effort. The project is a public-private partnership between the Village, Capstone Development, and an array of community partners. Wayne County’s sponsorship of the Restore NY application was critical to accessing additional funds.
“Health and wellness opportunities help foster strong communities and today’s announcement is a shining example of public-private partnerships working collaboratively to invest in this region. I applaud the hard work that contributed to the success in obtaining this additional funding and look forward to visiting the facility upon its completion,” Senator Pam Helming added.
The Newark Regional Health and Wellness Center will be a state-of-the-art community health and fitness facility; which will also serve as a gathering space for the community, and athletic competition venue for the entire region. The Center represents a transformational adaptive re-use project; transitioning the former IEC Electronics site from a longstanding industrial facility to a vibrant development along the Erie Canal.
“Congratulations to the Village of Newark for receiving additional grant funds for their Regional Health and Wellness Center,” Assemblyman Brian Manktelow said. “This state-of-the-art facility will serve both the body and mind of the residents of Newark and the surrounding areas. I applaud the forward thinking of Mayor Taylor for creating a community center that will stand for generations and help the Village of Newark flourish for generations to come.”
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