Several changes are in store for downtown Fredonia!
The village has received two important grants to revitalize its downtown. A $21,000 New York Main Street Technical Assistance grant project will evaluate several downtown buildings for potential future reuses. LaBella’s planning team is responsible for writing the grant and will serve as administrator for the project. The target area for the Technical Assistance project includes a section of Main Street in the Village’s Fredonia Commons National Register Historic District between Eagle and Water streets.
Next steps include an application process where interested property owners can apply to the village for consideration of technical assistance, as well as working with downtown business owners to go through the planning process for a future program. LaBella’s planners will work with architects in our Jamestown office on the project. Completion is slated for the Fall of 2018. The project sets the stage for a 2019 New York Main Street Target Area Building Renovation grant application.
LaBella will also assist the Village as administrator of its New York Main Street Anchor Grant for revitalization of the historic Card Seed Building at 50 W. Main St. The $450,000 grant will help owner Ted Sharon’s Venture Productions convert the warehouse portion of the building into a theatrical, film, performance and studio hub.