ALBANY – The fifth round of the Restore New York Communities Initiative will mean about $10 million to communities in the Hudson Valley for projects ranging from rebuilding a hotel, armory, movie theater and to reconstructing a matzo factory to rehabbing an armory.
The City of Yonkers will receive the largest chunk – $2.5 million – to redevelop Cottage Place Gardens, a distressed low-income public housing complex.
The cities of Kingston, New Rochelle, and Poughkeepsie will each receive $1 million for projects. The Kingston funds will go toward rebuilding the former Kingstonian Hotel on North Front Street in the city’s Stockade District for commercial and residential space.
The City of New Rochelle will use its grand to rehab the New Rochelle Armory.
The City of Poughkeepsie will use its funds to rehab the former Poughkeepsie Trolley Barn at 489 Main Street into an arts and cultural center.
The villages of New Square, Port Chester, and Liberty will each receive $1 million. New Square will use its funs to reconstruct the former New Square Matzo Bakery on the first floor and construct eight offices on the second floor.
Port Chester will use its funds to raze buildings at 18 North Street and construct a five-story building.
Liberty will use its $1 million to rehab the vacant Liberty Theater at 31 South Main Street into a theater for movies, music and live performances.
The Town of Liberty will receive $500,000 to restore three vacant properties on Main Street in Parksville.
The Village of Ellenville will receive $750,000 to demolish a former diner at 127 South Main Street to be replaced with a three-story office building.
The Town of Rockland will receive $1 million to restore the historic Antrim Lodge at 89 Highland Avenue in the center of Roscoe.
The Village of Catskill will receive $1 million to rehabilitate a former millinery and furniture warehouse into Foreland Catskill, a commercial office building with a focus on artists and the creative community.