Tannersville addresses lack of affordable housing with state grant
Andrea Macko reports in Porcupine Soup that Governor Kathy Hochul on Dec. 14 announced that the Village of Tannersville is one of 11 communities getting a $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative Award. Tannersville will use $2.5 million to help build affordable housing, one of the region's largest needs. The Country K Grocery, Orpheum Performing Arts Center, and the Mountain Top Library will all make improvements with part of the funding. Plus, the village of Tannersville will convert to solar power, with panels in four locations. And part of the $10 million will turn the Colonial Golf Park into festival grounds, and create more parking spots in the village. “These public and private investments will address the senior and workforce housing crisis while creating a stronger economy with a healthy walkable community and cleaner environment with renewable energy. These projects will have a positive impact for generations," Tannersville Mayor Dr. Lee McGunnigle said. Read the full story in Porcupine Soup.