The New York State Regional Economic Development Council announced that three projects in the city will receive $327,500 in state funding through the 2017 grant process.
The city of Jamestown, in partnership with the Gebbie Foundation, received $140,000 for the W. Second St. public piazza and streetscape improvements project.
This project will convert the area of W. Second St. in front of the Gateway Train Station and National Comedy Center into an appealing piazza with a pedestrian-friendly feel, while also maintaining multi-modal function. Officials say the change will improve walkability and connectivity to the NCC and the Chadakoin River. The total project will cost over $500,000, with the Gebbie Foundation providing the local share of the cost.
The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation also received two funding awards from the state.
One was for $100,000 to go toward the renovation of 10-12 W. Second St. The funding will go toward an indoor Jamestown Public Market, community kitchen, shared workspace, apartments, and a stones course. The second grant was for $87,500 to update the Jamestown Urban Design Plan.
In addition to the funding for Jamestown, Chautauqua County also received a record amount of project funding. State officials announced that the county will receive $9.5 million for 23 different projects. The largest award was $5 million for the sewer extension for the west side of Chautauqua Lake.
A complete listing of all local projects that received money can be found at the State Regional Economic Development Council website.