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A stretch of Main Street in downtown Buffalo is now eligible for additional state money to fund renovation and redevelopment projects in the business district. The Better Buffalo Fund's Buffalo Main Streets Initiative – part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Buffalo Billion – has been used through three prior rounds to support projects in 20 commercial corridors in the city, inclu…

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Fifteen renovation and facade improvement projects along Main and Washington streets in downtown Buffalo will share nearly $450,000 in state grant funds designed to boost activity in one of the city's primary commercial corridors. Buffalo Place on Wednesday announced the recipients of the fourth round of New York Main Street funds, which the nonprofit business improveme…

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How do you divide $500,000 in cash when you have 1.2 million in requests? Buffalo Place is going to find out. The nonprofit business improvement district has received 28 applications for grants from the latest round of New York Main Street funds that it received from the state. But the total dollar amount requested is nearly 2.5 times what it has available to dole out. …

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More than 30 property owners along Main Street and nearby streets in downtown Buffalo are interested in obtaining money for building improvements as part of the next round of New York Main Street grants from the state, according to Buffalo Place officials. Debra Chernoff, Buffalo Place manager of planning, said she's received interest from 31 applicants to the program, …

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Buffalo Place has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the state's New York Main Street program to support property owners in downtown Buffalo that want to fix or upgrade their building facades. The nonprofit organization that manages the downtown business improvement district said it received the award from the state Housing and Community Renewal's Housing Trust Fund, fo…

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Buffalo Place officials are starting to look ahead to the next potential round of funding for the New York Main Street grant program, even as the final touches are being completed on the last project of the previous round – the $7 million restoration and redevelopment of the former Baker Shoes Building. As Ellicott Development Co. and McGuire Development Co. wrap up wor…

Work is wrapping up on several state-funded downtown renovation and rehabilitation projects along Main Street, as Buffalo Place officials look ahead to the spring, when activity may pick up again. Board member Steven Carmina, a downtown architect and property owner on the street, told the rest of the Buffalo Place Board of Directors Wednesday that eight of 10 projects t…