JAMESTOWN – Two downtown eyesores and safety hazards will soon be addressed by the city thanks to a recently acquired state grand.
On Monday night the Jamestown City Council approved accepting a $100,000 grant through the State and Municipal Facilities Program to tear down two downtown buildings, one at 24 N. Main St. and the other 8 E. Second St.
The building on N. Main Street, which sits between the vacant Arcade Building and the WNYP railroad tracks, was damage by fire in June 2017 and has been waiting to be removed since then.
The condemned building at 8 E Second St. has also been waiting to come down since the fall of 2016 when the building next to it (10-12 E. Second St.) had a partial roof collapse creating a safety hazard. The building with the partial roof collapse was immediately raised, but city officials had to wait to secure funding before they could address the structure at 8 E. Second St.