The Greater Jamestown Economic Development Zone is moving into downtown Jamestown.
The EDZ board Wednesday agreed to ask New York State to change the zone's boundary lines, adding some space downtown. Jamestown Mayor Richard Kimball, the EDZ chairman, said the state allows three non-contiguous areas to be part of the two-square mile zone.
"We took out some of the undevelopable portions of land where the city, the Town of Ellicott and the village of Falconer meet, in order to increase the city area and to put a third area on Airport Hill in the Town of Ellicott," Kimball said.
"By expanding the area into downtown Jamestown, we open the door for some new businesses to come in. We are opening up the area from Harrison Street up to the intersection of Third and Washington Streets," he added.