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Niagara Falls seeks projects for state-funded Bridge District redevelopment

The City of Niagara Falls has issued an open call for potential projects in the Bridge District, as the area on both sides of Main Street is now called. The projects could be included in a state-funded redevelopment plan for the 210-acre district that covers 26 city blocks.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant in a Niagara Falls speech Aug. 14.

The city's application package that resulted in the grant suggested such ideas as a new hotel next to the Amtrak station and a large Niagara University academic building on Main Street. But the decisions on what is funded and how much each project would receive will be made in Albany, after the city's 16-member local planning committee submits a final list of projects in March.

Dec. 5 is the deadline to send ideas to that committee through the city's Downtown Revitalization website or in person at City Hall.

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