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Franklin County IDA/LDC Administers a $20,000 New York Main Street Technical Assistance Grant

February 5, 2021

Franklin County IDA/LDC Administers a $20,000 New York Main Street Technical Assistance Grant

Franklin County IDA/LDC is a unifying economic development organization that fosters a shop-local, community-first culture. We help entrepreneurs start businesses and help established businesses grow. We take a proactive approach to attract visitors with the hope they’ll become locals.

It is that intersection of developing business, community, and destination that informs and inspires our work every day as Franklin County moves toward a bright and prosperous future.

Administering a $20,000 New York Main Street Technical Assistance grant project in Downtown Malone to develop design guidelines and complete facade renderings.

In 2019, FCLDC, in partnership with the Village of Malone, received a $20,000 New York Main Street Program Technical Assistance grant. Funding will be used for the following two projects that will help drive revitalization in Downtown Malone:

  1. Insite Architecture will develop building design guidelines for Downtown Malone. The guidelines will help owners understand how to make renovations that will restore or enhance features that contribute to the historic character of downtown buildings.
  2. Working with individual owners, Insite Architecture will complete facade studies for several downtown buildings. These studies will provide specific recommendations for how the facades of these buildings could be renovated to restore or enhance historic features and contribute to an improved streetscape for Downtown Malone.

The project will be complete by the end of 2020.

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What else we have cooking right now:

  • $500,000 New York Main Street grant program to renovate commercial buildings in Downtown Saranac Lake and Park Street in Tupper Lake — 13 projects in total!
  • $100,000 Adirondack Park Smart Growth grant to renovate buildings on Park Street and Main Street in Tupper Lake.
  • $400,000 in investment through loans and incentives to businesses and revitalization projects in downtowns across the county since 2017.
  • $600,000 Energize Downtown Program funded through the Saranac Lake Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) to support building renovations and to provide commercial rent assistance in Downtown Saranac Lake.
  • Creation and development of The Carry, a entrepreneurial business center and co-working space in partnership with the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Point Positive located in Downtown Saranac Lake.
  • Tourism Promotion Agency to improve Franklin County’s quality of life by strengthening the economic impacts of the tourism industry by promoting the communities of Malone, Saranac Lake, and Tupper Lake along with other communities in Franklin County.
  • Member of Main Street America, the nationally recognized program focused exclusively on main street and downtown revitalization.
  • Member of New York State Tourism Industry Association (NYSTIA), the organization bringing together New York State tourism industry interests.
  • Member of International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the largest national and global organization serving economic developers.

We would love to hear from you! Feel free to call or email, we are here to listen and help.

Be well,
The Economic Development Team
Jeremy, Marcy, Russ, Maria, Phil, and Kelly

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