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Macedon, Webster get $4.5M for downtown revitalization in NY Forward program

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Webster and Macedon have each received $4.5 million in state funding through the NY Forward program to rejuvenate their downtown areas. This initiative aims to enrich community living by enhancing public spaces, rehabilitating buildings for various uses, and improving walkability and connectivity, according to the state. These projects are designed to foster a vibrant small-town atmosphere within their broader metropolitan settings.

The funding will be used to develop Strategic Investment Plans that outline the future of these towns’ downtown districts. These plans, guided by Local Planning Committees comprising municipal representatives and community leaders, will focus on identifying and implementing projects that align with the community’s goals. This includes rehabilitating historic buildings, improving streetscapes, and expanding housing and business opportunities.

Webster and Macedon’s awards mark a significant step in revitalizing the Finger Lakes region, joining Geneseo and Medina as recipients of the NY Forward funding. This effort underscores the state’s commitment to supporting towns and villages in enhancing their appeal and economic viability, promising a brighter future for residents and visitors alike.