As part of this year's round of the Regional Economic Development Council's (REDC) awards, Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is proudly announcing that more than $3.5 million has been awarded to ten projects in Monroe, Orleans and Genesee counties. The projects include upgrading local infrastructure, comprehensive marketing and economic development studies on various subjects, preservation of historical landmarks and upgrades and expansions of new and existing businesses.

            "I am pleased to announce this large influx of funding and economic development coming to the 139th Assembly District," Hawley said. "Attracting new businesses and helping existing ones expand while also keeping a steady eye on our infrastructure needs has been a large focus of mine the past several years. These projects will go a long way toward helping often-neglected municipalities better serve their residents and fund studies that small towns and villages cannot afford but are oftentimes crucial to their development and determining feasibility of projects."

Below is a list of the projects and their award amounts:

$12,500- Downtown Batavia Public Market Study: Funds a public market assessment and conceptual market master plan for sites in downtown Batavia.

$1,900,000- Ellicott Station: The Batavia Development Corporation will assist Savarino Companies with site/infrastructure and building renovation/construction in the downtown Brownfield Opportunity Area. The area will be redeveloped for a mix of retail, entertainment, office and light industrial uses.

$50,000- City of Batavia Storm Water Capital Plan: Funds will be used to complete a storm water capital plan.

$25,000- Downtown Batavia Healthy Living Campus: The City of Batavia will conduct a feasibility study for a comprehensive, multi-purpose health campus to be located in downtown Batavia.

$47,500- Genesee County Housing Needs Assessment: Funds will be used to complete a housing needs study.

$96,000- Haunted History Trail of New York State 2017 Initiatives: Grant funds will be used to conduct a conversion/economic impact study for the Haunted History Trail of New York State, which is the first and only statewide paranormal tourism trail in the U.S.

$150,000- Sysco Western NY Depot: Clear land and build a facility to house delivery management for distribution services.

$499,605- Village of Albion, Rebuild Bullard Park Project: Bullard Park is a 26-acre village-owned public park located only one block south of the Erie Canal. Bullard Park contains three picnic shelters, two baseball diamonds, a large children’s playground, a basketball court, a hard-surface skateboarding area, a sledding hill and restroom facilities. When Bullard Park is rebuilt, the entire population of Albion will once again have a centerpiece for community functions and a public setting in which to enjoy the summer months.

$30,000- Village of Medina Inflow and Infiltration: The Village of Medina will complete an engineering report to identify sources of inflow and infiltration and solutions as well as sewer separation opportunities.

$700,000- The College at Brockport Access to Excellence: The Research Foundation for SUNY and the College of Brockport will renovate the 5th floor of the Rochester Educational Center in downtown Rochester and establish a single point of access to educational, counseling, support services and resources for those affected by poverty.


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