For Immediate Release
August 12, 2009
Supervisor Gromack and Town Board Award
Bid for the New City Revitalization Project
Construction to Start in Early Fall
(New City, NY) – Clarkstown
Supervisor Alex Gromack and the Town Board awarded the bid for the New City
Revitalization Project at the August 4 Town Board meeting, the
beginning of a long anticipated project awaited by residents and businesses
excited about the realization of a beautiful downtown center. The New City revitalization Project is
expected to break ground in early fall; the cost of
the project will be offset by already approved State and Federal grants.
“The revitalization of New City
is an extensive project in which residents, local businesses, civic groups and
the town worked together over many months to create a vision to make New City a
place to be proud of,” said Supervisor Gromack.
“The Town Board and I are excited about the future of the hamlet.”
The New City project area
includes the entire Main Street corridor from the intersection of Route 304 and
South Main Street north to Congers Road.
This project included an advisory committee of both residents and town
officials. There were also a number of
open ‘vision planning’ meetings for residents to participate in. The initial area of the project will be from
Congers Road to Third Street. The Town
will be working with residents and businesses to provide construction
information throughout the project.
To fund part of the project
Supervisor Gromack secured several state and federal grants for the New City
revitalization project. Clarkstown
received a $2 million grant from Senator Tom Morahan,
$294,000 grant from Congresswoman Nita Lowey, $474,000 from Senator Chuck
Schumer, and a $751,000 grant through the American Recovery Act for energy
efficiency lighting in downtown New City.
Under the leadership of
Supervisor Gromack, the Town of Clarkstown embarked on several ‘downtown
revitalization’ projects to encourage pedestrian activity and investment in
local businesses. Each of the
revitalization projects includes the installation of new sidewalks, antique
lighting, ornate benches, community gathering spots
and pocket parks, fixed roadways, improved flow of traffic, drainage and
expanded architectural design.
Clarkstown completed downtown
revitalization projects in Congers (2004), Nanuet (joint project with the Town
and County in 2007) and Valley Cottage (2008).
In addition to New City, Clarkstown also plans to commence
revitalization projects in West Nyack and Central Nyack.