JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown City Council will host a Public Hearing Monday night, Nov. 27, to consider an application for state funding to help restore a downtown building that’s been closed for more than a decade.
According to a recent public notice filed by the city clerk’s office, the hearing will focus on funding from the Restore NY Communities Initiative, a program administered by the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC).
The ESDC established the initiative to help developers obtain funding for -among other things – the development of vacant, abandoned, surplus or condemned commercial and/or residential buildings.
Monday’s hearing will focus on an application for up to $1,000,000 in funding to redevelop the former Viking Temple Building property, located at 318 Washington St. The plan is to redevelop the 27,000 Square ft. building for commercial mixed use, including a craft beer bar/restaurant.
The hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the city council chambers.
Any persons wishing to comment on this matter are invited to speak at this time, or may also submit comments in writing to the city development office. All written comments must be received by 4:30 p.m. Monday.