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Jacobs secures funding for updating Hamburg village lot

Hamburg's municipal parking lot behind Main and Buffalo streets is about to be updated with a more efficient design and new drainage system.

State Sen. Chris Jacobs, R-Buffalo, secured $500,000 in state funds to support a major overhaul of the parking lot, which serves the village's central business district.

The majority of the lot is privately owned, with the village controlling a small portion. The village would become the long-term lessee of the lot, which is the site of the weekly farmer's market run by the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce.

"The significant improvement of the parking lot is something many of us in the community have sought for many years going back to the original Route 62 committee,” trustee Paul Gaughan said.

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