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More Than $1 Million Awarded to Aid 22 East Side Commercial Property Owners on Buffalo’s East Side
Funding Will Be Used For Repairs, Expansions And Facility Enhancements That Strengthen Four Commercial Districts
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that more than $1 million has been awarded as part of the first round of grants being made through the East Side Commercial District Program, part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s East Side Corridor Economic Development Fund. Twenty-two awardees will each receive up to $50,000 in funding for exterior and/or interior repairs to commercial properties located within four targeted commercial districts on Buffalo’s East Side. See renderings of several properties here.
“We have made targeted and strategic investments in Buffalo, generating economic growth across the region,” Governor Cuomo said. “The East Side Commercial District Program is part and parcel of our comprehensive approach, revitalizing neighborhoods and fueling the transformation of the city.”
$500,000 in funding for Buffalo commercial property owners in targeted East Side commercial corridors
See map of eligible districts here
Empire State Development announced information sessions for the $2 million east side commercial district program, an initiative part of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s East Side Corridor Economic Development Fund. The program will provide up to $50,000 in grant assistance to commercial property owners in four commercial districts with buildings in need of exterior and interior repairs.
Interested, eligible property owners are encouraged to attend upcoming meetings in their districts to learn more about program requirements, the application process, the assistance available through the program, and to meet their districts’ local program administrators (LPA). Information sessions will be held in each district throughout November, with final selection of projects expected in early 2020.
“This funding will help to revive traditional main streets and commercial corridors in underserved neighborhoods through the preservation of historic buildings, funding of capital improvements, and expansion of commercial opportunities in four east side commercial corridors,” said ESD Acting Commissioner and President/CEO-designate Eric Gertler.