Downtown Saranac Lake
Saranac Lake is an authentically Adirondack and decidedly different community with deep ties to its historic past and abundant opportunities for the future. The Village has a distinct urban core, nestled among the picturesque Adirondack Mountains with a walkable downtown which offers a vibrant arts and cultural community, a variety of local businesses, shops and restaurants all with easy access to some of the most sought-after recreational resources in the Northeast.
- Main Street Program
- Energize Downtown Fund
- Downtown Revitalization Initiative
Main Street Program
FCEDC was awarded a $500,000 grant through the New York Main Street Program to assist with transformative renovations to commercial properties in Downtown Saranac Lake and the Park Street District in Tupper Lake.
Energize Downtown Fund
FCEDC was awarded $600,000 through the Saranac Lake Downtown Revitalization Initiative to assist with interior and exterior commercial renovations, commercial rent assistance, and business adaptation assistance.
Downtown Revitalization Initiative
In 2018 the Village of Saranac Lake was selected to receive $10 million in planning and implementation funding through the New York State Downtown Revitalization Initiative – becoming the first community in the Adirondack Park to win the competition.
FCEDC provided technical assistance and expertise to support the successful effort. The Village’s DRI Strategic Investment Plan was released in 2019 and 10 projects were awarded implementation funding.