As part of its 2018 regional Progress Report, the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council (WNYREDC) announced 16 priority projects have received its recommendation to advance the region’s growth objectives.
Four of those projects come from Chautauqua County and have been labelled as top priority projects by WNYREDC. The projects are located in Jamestown, Westfield, and Fredonia. They include:
- The Riverfront Property Development Proposal in Jamestown – $100,000 recommendation
- The Welch’s Building Redevelopment in Westfield – $1,000,000 recommendation
- The White Inn redevelopment project in Fredonia – $220,000 recommendation
- The AgriAmerica projects in Fredonia – $498,6000
JAMESTOWN RIVERFRONT PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT
The project in Jamestown focuses on the purchase and development of riverfront property along the south bank of the Chadakoin River. The application for the project said it supports smart growth by concentrating investment near the newly opened National Comedy Center (NCC).
While the details of the project don’t include a specific location, city officials have said it would likely involve acquiring and relocating the Chautauqua Brick business to another area of the city so that its present location on Harrison St. can be developed for a project that caters to downtown visitors and tourism.
- Jamestown Renaissance Corporation Unite North Main Facade Project – $390,000
- Lakewood Chautauqua Ave. Green Street Retrofit – $699,511
- Lakewood Lowe Park Stream Stormwater Project – $255,951
- St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Bell Tower and Front Porch Stabilization – $500,000
- VIEW TOTAL LIST OF PROJECTS AND SCORES
The priority designations increases the likelihood the state will award Consolidated Funding Application grant money to the projects, with an announcement expected by the end of this year of just how much money all projects across the state will receive.