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Wednesday August 23rd is a public workshop to discuss proposed projects

By Andrew Harris

The process of selecting projects that qualify for some of the $4.5 million dollars which Wellsville was awarded is underway. This Wednesday from 5:30 – 7:30pm at the Wellsville High School Cafeteria will be an open public forum to discuss the projects that have been submitted.

When this opportunity was presented to the village by the NY Forward program, state money handlers made it clear: This money is for transformative projects; big ideas, projects that will create more value than they cost.

NY Forward asked the community to submit over $10 million dollars in proposed projects that wanted to compete for the $4.5 million dollar award. According to the local committee charged with rounding up the applications, more than $20 million in proposed projects have been submitted. Read the list of those projects below:

Project TitleProject SponsorAddress
Transform the Depot into a Modern Event Center/MuseumThe Depot LLC10 Depot
Expanding Space and Offerings at the Creative Arts CenterCreative Arts Center124 N. Main
Set the Stage for the Grand Theaters RenewalVillage144 N. Main
Re-imagine The Well as a New entertainment and Social spot.Lil Lisa Inc156 N. Main
Revive the Wellsville Daily Reporter BuildingJeff Young159 N. Main
Stabilize and Add Accessibility Features to a Highly Visible Main Street BuildingShane Vogel32 N. Main
Develop New Branding and Signage for VillageVillageBranding & Kiosks
Extend the WAG TrailAllegany TrailsWAG
Develop the Solution HubShane Allen36 Madison
Improve Pedestrian Safety and Convenience along Rt. 417VillageRt 417 intersections
Makeover of 110 N. Main StreetHairdressers Salon110 N. Main
Develop New Website for the Chamber of CommerceChamber of Commerce114 N. Main
Restore Chamber of Commerce Building Chamber of Commerce114 N. Main
Rehab and Stabilization of “Old button Factory”General Roofing & Heating Co. Inc.20 Stevens
Cultivating an Enriched Experience at Fassett GreenspaceRural Arts – Fassett Park55 N. Main
Hit a homerun by enhancing facilities at Quackenbush FieldWellsville Girls Softball AssociationQuackenbush
Elevating Recreational Experiences through enhancements at Tullar Field & Island ParkTownTullar Field & Island Park
Enhance Giant Food to Attract New PatronsRetail Store Dev/ C&S Wholesale Grocers44 Park
Enhance Streetscape along Main St.VillageMain Street
Beautify Section of Rt 417 into Veterans ParkwayTim AikenVeterans Pkwy
Add ADA ramp to UR Jones Memorial HospitalUR Jones Memorial Hospital112 Park
Repave parking lot and install electric vehicle charging stationUR Jones Memorial HospitalHaag Lot
Renovate UR Jones Memorial HospitalUR Jones Memorial HospitalHospital
Install Electric Vehicle Charging Station at Hospital lotsUR Jones Memorial HospitalParking Lots
Renovate Historic Mixed-use building at 168 N. MainArthur Kleinfeldt168 N. Main
Revive Historic Mixed-use building at 174 N. MainArthur Kleinfeldt174 N. Main
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