LIVERPOOL, N.Y. — Funding from a state program will help pay for an improvement project involving six properties along 1st Street in the village of Liverpool.
The project involves funding from the New York Main Street program. Plans are to restore the properties to “better reflect the character of the village of Liverpool,” the office of Onondaga County Executive J. Ryan McMahon II said in a Tuesday news release.
The restorations will include enhancing dated exteriors, along with new streetscapes and energy-efficient upgrades.
McMahon also made the announcement inside the Village Mall at 304 1st Street in Liverpool.
The properties involved are located at 101 & 105; 215; 223; 304; 316; and 324-326 1st Street in the village, per the county’s news release.
“There will be $455,000 of county funding going toward this program; $270,000 of private-sector funding coming from the owners of the properties; and $279,000 from the New York State Main Street program. Also, there will be about $25,000 worth of streetscape dollars from the Village of Liverpool and the New York State Main Street program being put in,” McMahon said in his remarks inside the Village Mall.
Onondaga County expects the construction work to start later this year, per the news release.
The villages of Solvay and Camillus have also benefited from the Main Street program, McMahon noted.
“This is key because I’m going to be asking the [Onondaga County Legislature] for $1.5 million for a competitive process for other villages to have Main Street programs,” he added.
New York Main Street program is part of the New York State Office of Homes and Community Renewal (HCR), per the HCR website.
The Main Street program “provides financial resources and technical assistance to communities to strengthen the economic vitality of the state’s traditional Main Streets and neighborhoods. The New York Main Street grant program provides funds to units of local government, and nonprofit organizations that are committed to revitalizing historic downtowns, mixed-use neighborhood commercial districts, and village centers,” the HCR website says.
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