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A look at the eleven top proposals for NYS funding

From WellsvilleNYForward.com,

Projects for consideration for funding were accepted through an Open Call for Projects process, that was open from June 12, 2023 to July 15, 2023. In total, 37 eligible projects were submitted for LPC consideration. The LPC will be reviewing and evaluating these projects over the coming months to develop a final slate of between $6 and $8 million in funding requests to include in the Strategic Investment Plan.

As it stands, these are the projects being considered plus a “Small Project Fund” for building improvements.

A look at the 11 “Priority Projects”

Transform the Depot into a Modern Event Center/Museum

LOCATION: 10 Depot Street
PROJECT SUMMARY: Transform the former train depot into a new event space and railroad-themed museum.
SPONSOR: The Depot LLC
ESTIMATED TOT PROJECT COST: $1,535,500
NYF FUNDING REQUEST:
$1,228,000

Cultivate Enhancements at Fassett Green Space and Public Art Murals Project 

LOCATION: 55 N. Main Street
PROJECT SUMMARY: Develop ceramic mural and “living wall”, including a variety of fruits and vegetables at existing greenspace.
SPONSOR: Rural Arts Center
ESTIMATED TOT PROJECT COST: $168,500
NYF FUNDING REQUEST:
$158,500

Develop New Branding and Signage for the Village of Wellsville

LOCATION: Village-wide
PROJECT SUMMARY: Develop branding and wayfinding, with kiosks; and a new village website
SPONSOR: Village of Wellsville
ESTIMATED TOT PROJECT COST: $89,500
NYF FUNDING REQUEST:
$89,500

Expanding Space and Offerings at the Creative Arts Center

LOCATION: 124 N. Main Street
PROJECT SUMMARY: Expand art studio offerings through developing low-cost apartments for artists and renovation of studio spaces; exterior enhancements; mechanical upgrades; installation of freight elevator; and purchase new kiln
SPONSOR: Creative Arts Center
ESTIMATED TOT PROJECT COST: $887,000
NYF FUNDING REQUEST:
$780,000

Revise the Daily Reporter

LOCATION: 159 N. Main Street
PROJECT SUMMARY: Renovation of former printing facility into new commercial space on the 1st floor, and short-term rental units on upper floor
SPONSOR: Jeff Young
ESTIMATED TOT PROJECT COST: $1,523,000
NYF FUNDING REQUEST:
$762,000

Create the Wellsville Grand Community Center

LOCATION: 144 N. Main Street
PROJECT SUMMARY: Renovation of former movie theater into community event space
SPONSOR: Village of Wellsville
ESTIMATED TOT PROJECT COST: $2,800,000
NYF FUNDING REQUEST:
$1,500,000

Experience Entertainment at the Well

LOCATION: 156 N. Main Street
PROJECT SUMMARY: Develop new entertainment and event space within the former municipal building
SPONSOR: Lil Lisa Inc.
ESTIMATED TOT PROJECT COST: $1,048,000
NYF FUNDING REQUEST:
$550,000

Transformation of the former Odd Fellows Lodge and Bowling Alley into Modern Housing

LOCATION: 168 N. Main
PROJECT SUMMARY:
Development of four new residential apartments by renovating upper floors of 174 and 168 N. Main St.
SPONSOR:
Arthur Kleinfeldt
ESTIMATED TOT PROJECT COST: $1,493,000
NYF FUNDING REQUEST:
$1,043,000

Empower, Innovate, and Connect at the Solutions Hub

LOCATION: 36 Madison
PROJECT SUMMARY:
Development of Co-working Space and Technology Center. Includes interior reconfiguration needed to support operation.
SPONSOR:
Shane Allen
ESTIMATED TOT PROJECT COST: $681,500
NYF FUNDING REQUEST:
$511,500

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Create Community Space at Tullar Field

LOCATION: Tullar Field & Island Park
PROJECT SUMMARY: Construct concession stand and pavilion; add enhanced lighting and fencing to recreational fields
SPONSOR: Town of Wellsville
ESTIMATED TOT PROJECT COST: $521,240
NYF FUNDING REQUEST:
$435,000

Improve Pedestrian Safety and Convenience along Rt. 417

LOCATION: Rt. 417 and State St.; Rt. 417 and Madison
PROJECT SUMMARY:
Enhancements to the pedestrian experience on State Street with safer and more appealing crossings featuring freshly painted and textured intersections, expanded sidewalks, and the addition of decorative fencing and flag mounts on the bridge.
SPONSOR:
Village of Wellsville
ESTIMATED TOT PROJECT COST: $554,000
NYF FUNDING REQUEST:
$551,000

Small Project Fund

LOCATION: Village-wide
PROJECT SUMMARY: Establishment of a Small Project Fund to support applicants with interior and exterior building improvements
SPONSOR: Village of Wellsville
ESTIMATED TOT PROJECT COST: $450,000
NYF FUNDING REQUEST:
$300,000

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