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Loans & Grants

Saranac Lake Energize Downtown Fund

Loans & Grants

Saranac Lake Energize Downtown Fund

Downtown revitalization is our business–transforming downtown neighborhoods into vibrant communities where people want to live, work and raise families through our Downtown Revitalization Initiative.

The Saranac Lake Energize Downtown Fund (the Fund) provides matching grant funds to commercial and mixed-use properties in the Saranac Lake DRI target area. Property owners, business owners, entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for funds for interior and exterior building improvements, site upgrades and enhancements and commercial rent assistance. Projects should meet the goals of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative and advance the community’s vision for downtown revitalization. The Fund is administered through the Franklin County Economic Development Corporation.

  • Fund Recipients
Fund Recipients

Fund Recipients

Project: Pink House
25 Woodruff Street
$7,000
Partial façade rehab

Project: Domenico Properties
18-22 Woodruff Street
$3,000
Site improvements

Project: Adirondack Hamlets to Huts
47 Main Street
$10,000
Interior & exterior commercial renovations

Project: Historic Saranac Lake
89 Church Street
$10,000
HVAC improvements

Project: Romano’s Saranac Lanes
11 Bloomingdale Avenue
$24,000
Interior commercial renovations

Project: HES Ventures
33 Depot Street
$70,000
Interior commercial renovations, residential units & site improvements

Project: Black Mountain Architecture
16 Academy Street
$70,000
New construction

Project: Scott’s Florist
17 Woodruff Street
$40,250
Commercial façade renovations

Project: Blueline Sports
81 Main Street
$2,700
Site improvements

Project: OBT
126-130 Broadway
$50,000
Exterior façade renovations

Project: 135 Broadway Apartments LLC
139 Broadway
$10,000
Interior commercial renovations

Project: Champlain National Bank
151 Church Street
$24,000
Exterior commercial renovations and site improvements

Project: Nori’s Village Market
138 Church Street
$55,000
Interior commercial renovations & partial façade rehab

Project: Grand Union
156 Church Street
$60,000
Exterior commercial renovations & site improvements

Project: Waterhole Music Lounge
48 Main Street
$10,000
Interior commercial renovations

Project: BlueSeed Studios
24 Cedar Street
$2,500
Business adaptation

Project: Barley Sandwich
19 Broadway
$18,000
Rent assistance

Project: Bionique Testing Laboratories
17 Main Street
$9,000
Rent assistance

Project: ADK ArtRise
62 Main Street
$18,000
Rent assistance

Project: Hex & Hop
36 Broadway
$15,300
Rent assistance

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