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Adirondack Frontier Main Street Program

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Adirondack Frontier Main Street Program

The Franklin County Economic Development Corp. is committed to assisting with the resurgence of main streets and downtowns in Franklin County. Among other activities, FCEDC seeks and has been awarded funding from a variety of state and non-profit grant programs to provide financial assistance to commercial and mixed-use renovation projects. Click on the tabs below to learn more about specific funding opportunities.

 

  • Main Street Program
  • Downtown Malone
  • Downtown Saranac Lake
  • Park Street Tupper Lake
Main Street Program

Main Street Program

In general, most profit and non-profit businesses and organizations can apply for funding assistance.  Eligible renovations include facade renovations and restorations, the creation or renovation of commercial space, and the creation of new residential units. Renovations must meet local design guidelines and standards, the NYS Building Code, and NYS historic preservation standards. Grants are awarded on a reimbursement basis. There is an owner match requirement that varies based on the program.

Downtown Malone

Downtown Malone

The Franklin County Economic Development Corp. is accepting applications for proposed projects in the core area of Downtown Malone along Main Street.

Application forms are can be found here.

Completed applications must be submitted via this form.

Downtown Saranac Lake

Downtown Saranac Lake

Properties in portions of Main Street and Broadway in Saranac Lake were eligible to apply for the program. They were scored based on visual, commercial and residential impact, readiness, and impact to local and regional plans. The following locations were awarded funding through a committee review process. 

  • 86 Main Street – Façade restoration and renovation of two apartment units of mixed-use property
  • 70 Main Street – Façade improvements of commercial property
  • 45 – 47 Main Street – Façade improvements of commercial property
  • 115 Main Street – Façade restoration and structural repair of mixed-use property

Duncan Winter, M.D, Owner of Surgical Eye Care (86 Main Street, Saranac Lake) said, “We are thrilled to be a part of the urban renewal projects taking place in Saranac Lake because of the Franklin County Main Street Program. It’s an exciting time for our community and I hope this input and energy will bring additional opportunities and pour unity into our town”.

Lindy Ellis, Franklin County Legislators said, “Downtown revitalization is an economic development priority for Franklin County, and I have been proud to support efforts by the Franklin County Local Development Corporation to bring investment to our vital community centers”. 

Clyde Rabideau, Mayor of Saranac Lake said, “As Downtown Saranac Lake continues its resurgence, I am thrilled to know that these key properties will see investment in the coming months”.

Park Street Tupper Lake

Park Street Tupper Lake

Properties on Park Avenue in Tupper Lake were eligible to apply for the program. They were scored based on visual, commercial and residential impact, readiness, and impact to local and regional plans. The following locations were awarded funding through a committee review process. 

  • 100 Park Street – Façade improvements of commercial property
  • 115 Park Street – Façade improvements, structural repair and renovation of one apartment unit of mixed-use property
  • 70 Park Street – Façade improvements of mixed-use property
  • 123 Park Street – Façade restoration of mixed-use property
  • 127 Park Street – Façade restoration of mixed-use property
  • 60 Park Street – Façade improvements of commercial property
  • 106 Park Street – Façade improvements of commercial property
  • 93 – 95 Park Street – Renovation and creation of two commercial units in mixed-use property

Louise McNally, Director of Tupper Arts (106 Park Street, Tupper Lake) said, “Tupper Arts is nearly one year old and many exciting, beautiful things are happening inside. A new facade with big windows and a welcoming front door will give us an appropriate look for a Main Street business. Both the community and visitors will be able to see the artistic delights inside our doors: artworks, performances, workshops, classes, and gift shop”.  

Paul Maroun, Mayor of the Village of Tupper Lake and Franklin County Legislator said, “The timing was perfect for the arrival of NY Main Street Program funds to support our Park Street property owners in their revitalization efforts. We can’t wait to see the transformations”. 

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