Eight municipalities in Suffolk County will be getting a share of $5MM in funds earmarked for revitalization and renovation projects in downtown areas. On October 2nd the Suffolk County legislature unanimously passed the resolution to award funds in connection to the program called Jumpstart Suffolk through the County’s Department of Economic Development and Planning.
The money is meant to encourage economic growth by funding the planning, development and new construction of regionally significant projects especially for what the resolution called “vibrant mixed-use transit-oriented development in and around downtowns, light industrial and commercial areas adjacent to downtowns or transit.”
The towns that received grants and their specific projects are listed below:
Village of Babylon, Argyle Lake and Waterfalls Restoration
$100,000 in funding to support the restoration of Argyle Lake and Waterfalls in downtown Babylon Village.
Village of Port Jefferson, Municipal Parking Lot
$200,000 for the improvements to infrastructure and parking for a lot near Port Jefferson's Rocketship Park and Caroline Ballfield.
Village of Patchogue, Municipal Parking Garage
$625,000 for the construction of a municipal parking garage in downtown Patchogue.
Village of Lindenhurst, Walkability Study Implementation.
$350,000 for the implementation of pedestrian and streetscape improvements as recommended in the Lindenhurst Walkability Study.
Town of Islip, Bay Shore Bay-way
$500,000 for improvements to pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure connecting downtown Bay Shore to the Bay Shore waterfront.
Town of Riverhead, Bike Network Improvements
$400,000 for improvements to pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure in downtown Riverhead
Town of East Hampton, Bike Network Improvements.
$400,000 for improvements to pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure between Montauk Train Station and downtown Montauk.
Town of Smithtown, Kings Park Parking
$500,000 for improvements to infrastructure and parking for a lot in downtown Kings Park near the Kings Park Train Station.