Tannersville gets $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative funds
Andrea Macko reports in Porcupine Soup that Tannersville village is the latest locality awarded a $10 million grant through the state’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative. “This $10 million in funding will allow Tannersville to continue its work towards becoming an affordable community that supports a four-season vacation and recreation industry,” Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin said Nov. 28 in the village for the announcement. “The residents of the 'Painted Village in the Sky' now join the residents of many other downtowns that have benefited from this important program.” Fourteen projects with a total cost of more than $66 million will get portions of the state funding. Sean Mahoney, executive director of the Hunter Foundation, said Tannersville is the smallest community to ever be awarded the DRI funds. Some of the money will go to affordable and workforce housing, upgrades at the Orpheum Theater, a mountain bike center and adaptive trails, a community center, an expanded childcare center, and a Kaaterskill Clove shuttle. Troy, Glens Falls, Hudson, Albany, and Schenectady have previously received the DRI funding. Read more about this story in Porcupine Soup.