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New York Main Street Technical Assistance (NYMS-TA) Completed Projects

Village of Bath: Downtown Building Analysis & Design Guidelines
The Village of Bath used a $20,000 NYMS-TA grant to complete building condition assessments and historic and architectural analyses of five downtown buildings. Design Guidelines for the Liberty Street Corridor were also prepared as part of the Village’s NYMS-TA project.
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City of Newburgh: Broadway Design Guidelines
The City of Newburgh used a $20,000 NYMS-TA grant toward the $40,000 cost to develop architectural design guidelines for Broadway in Newburgh. This project is expected to complement a rezoning project and a Broadway Corridor study underway in the City.

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Village of Oriskany Falls: Downtown Technical Assistance Project
Oriskany Falls was awarded a $16,625 NYMS-TA grant to use toward a $17,500 downtown redevelopment study. The goals of the project were to provide downtown property owners with a better understanding of renovation needs and options, and to provide the Village government with tools to better manage the downtown’s built environment. The project included a downtown building inventory, façade renovation design guidelines, building reuse analyses for three properties, and façade proposals for other downtown properties.

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Sullivan County: Village of Monticello Downtown Technical Assistance Project
Sullivan County used a NYMS-TA grant to assist property owners in the Village of Monticello’s downtown district. Grant funds were used to assess buildings and develop building feasibility and rehabilitation plans. The $26,500 project was funded by the $20,000 NYMS-TA grant, $5,000 from Sullivan Renaissance, and $1,500 in property owner contributions.

Sullivan County indicated that “The relationships that have developed between building and business owners, County and Village officials, and Sullivan Renaissance staff from this process proved invaluable in identifying the underlying problem affecting Broadway (i.e. financially infeasible building and maintenance costs due mostly to vacant upper floors) and advancing a solution to the problem (i.e. a zoning amendment to allow residential on the upper floors of buildings that adjoin Broadway).” A comprehensive overhaul of the Village’s zoning code has been underway. Once this zoning issue was identified as a limitation to development, the Village elected to expedite the adoption of an amendment to allow for residential development on the upper floors of buildings along Broadway.

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Buffalo Neighborhood Stabilization Company: Vision Niagara Feasibility Study
The Buffalo Neighborhood Stabilization Company partnered with Vision Niagara to complete a $22,000 study of four key properties in the City of Buffalo’s Niagara/Breckenridge Neighborhood. This project was funded by a $20,000 NYMS-TA grant and $2,000 in local matching funds. The grant was used to study the potential uses for the buildings and provide a framework for revitalization of the project area.

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Greater Brockport Development Corporation: 60 Clinton Feasibility Study
The Greater Brockport Development Corporation used a $19,000 NYMS-TA grant to conduct an architectural, marketing and funding analysis of 60 Clinton Street in downtown Brockport. The analysis provides a market analysis, building redevelopment and reuse options, and recommendations for funding the project.

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City of Oneida: Downtown Technical Assistance Project
The City of Oneida used a NYMS-TA grant of $20,000 to prepare downtown building analyses and façade design recommendations. Detailed studies were completed to provide redevelop and reuse options with basic layouts and cost estimates for five buildings. Additionally, façade recommendation studies were prepared for six downtown buildings using historic photos for reference. These recommendations were intended to assist owners in preparing for façade renovations that contribute to a vibrant and pedestrian friendly city.

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Livingston County Development Corporation: Villages of Caledonia & Livonia Technical Assistance Projects
The Livingston County Development Corporation used two $20,000 NYMS-TA grants to conduct downtown building studies in Caledonia and Livonia. The studies included reviews of the Village codes and design guidelines, historic research, preparation of building-specific plans with general specifications and cost estimates. The Development Corporation indicated that the plans were “invaluable in the planning and administration of a future NYMS program in this community,” and that “NYMS-TA funds are a great first step for LPAs and building owners.”

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New York Main Street Technical Assistance (NYMS-TA) Funding Opportunities