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Over $1M coming to Canandaigua, Lyons, Seneca Falls, and Victor for community development projects: What are they?

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In a major boost for local economies, New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) has announced a $5.1 million grant allocation through Round XIII of the Regional Economic Development Council Initiative. This funding will support 23 projects aimed at revitalizing Main Streets and downtown areas across New York State. The grants are set to enhance both residential and commercial spaces, with a focus on preserving historic properties and fostering community growth.

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HCR Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas highlighted the impact of these grants, emphasizing their role in stimulating economic development, generating employment opportunities, and creating new housing options. The initiative, under the New York Main Street program, provides critical financial and technical support to municipalities and nonprofit organizations. These efforts are directed towards reinforcing the economic vitality of traditional Main Streets and neighborhoods, contributing to the enhancement of life quality for residents, businesses, and visitors.

Here are the local winners:

  • $475,000 to the Seneca Falls Development Corporation to assist in the renovation of 60 State Street into a 110-seat restaurant and event space.
  • $363,000 to the town of Lyons to assist in the renovation of commercial and residential units in mixed-use buildings on Canal Street in the Wayne County town.
  • $335,000 to the village of Victor to assist in renovating commercial and residential units in mixed-use buildings in the Ontario County village’s core business district.
  • $20,000 to the city of Canandaigua to undertake a feasibility analysis for properties on South Main Street regarding rehabilitation and re-use options.