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PROJECTS

Projects Under Construction

Medina was awarded $4,500,000 from New York State to revitalize downtown through the NY Forward (NYF) Program. There are currently 22 projects being considered for potential funding through Medina's NYF Program, totaling more than $7,000,000 in funding requests. We need your feedback to identify which projects you think best fulfill Medina's downtown revitalization goals.

Take this survey to “spend” $4,500,000 on your favorite projects!

Project Proposals

PROJECT TYPES ELIGIBLE FOR NY FORWARD FUNDING

New Development and/or Rehabilitation of Existing Downtown Buildings >>> Projects in this category may include development or redevelopment of real property for mixed-use, commercial, or public uses. They should have a visible and functional impact on the downtown, serving as anchor, catalytic or transformative projects that will provide employment opportunities, housing choices, and/or services for the community. Proposals to construct or rehabilitate parking facilities will only be considered if they directly support new development in the downtown area.

Public Improvement Projects >>> These may include infrastructure projects such as broadband and other communications connectivity, green infrastructure, streetscape improvements, transportation, recreational trails, signage, new and upgraded parks and plazas, public art, and other public realm projects that will contribute to revitalization of the downtown.

 

New Development and/or Rehabilitation of Existing Downtown Buildings >>> Projects in this category may include development or redevelopment of real property for mixed-use, commercial, or public uses. They should have a visible and functional impact on the downtown, serving as anchor, catalytic or transformative projects that will provide employment opportunities, housing choices, and/or services for the community. Projects should employ decarbonization strategies consistent with the State’s goals under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. Construction or rehab of stand-alone parking garages not connected with other uses will not be considered for funding.

Branding and Marketing >>> Examples include downtown branding and marketing projects that may target residents, investors, developers, tourists, and/or visitors. The costs eligible under this category must be one-time expenses, such as those to develop materials and signage. Ongoing operational costs, such as to fund a downtown manager or maintain a website, are not eligible for DRI funding.

PROJECT SPONSORS

DRI/NYF funding may be awarded to public, not-for-profit, and private entities to implement projects included in the final SIP. Each project must have a project sponsor that has both the capacity and the legal authority to undertake the project and to whom the grant funds may be awarded. A project sponsor must be an entity and not an individual. A final determination will be made by the State following award announcement as to the entity that will hold the DRI/NYF project contract.

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