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Moravia allocates NY Forward grant money for six key projects

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The village of Moravia will utilize its $2.25 million NY Forward grant to fund six transformative projects, including converting a vacant bank into a tavern and establishing a fund for smaller initiatives. Governor Kathy Hochul released the final project list Wednesday following state approval of Moravia’s plan.


Key projects include $640,000 for streetscape improvements in downtown Moravia and $500,000 to convert the Elmira Savings Bank building into a tavern. Additionally, $328,000 will be invested to turn a vacant medical office into Rowan’s Bar & Grill, featuring an event lawn and outdoor seating.

Other initiatives include redesigning Ethel Fuller Park ($392,000), creating a small project fund for commercial and mixed-use properties ($300,000), and developing an outdoor community space at Powers Library ($90,000). Mayor Chris Fulton expressed excitement about the future developments, emphasizing the village’s eagerness to commence the next phase of revitalization.