Canal Village Revitalization
The City of Mount Vernon has secured two grants totaling $530,000 from the New York Department of State for community planning and revitalization efforts for the industrial area in the City’s southeast section and along the waterfront of Huntington Creek on the City’s eastern boundary. One grant is funded through New York State’s Brownfield Opportunity Areas (“BOA”) program and the other is through the State’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (“LWRP”). Both projects have separate boundaries, however they overlap in the industrial area of the City. Since both efforts require public participation for much of the same part of the City, the projects are being managed as one. The unified effort is called Canal Village Revitalization.
The purpose for this project is to:
• attract new businesses offering more jobs within the City,
• increase our tax base,
• make the area more attractive, especially as a gateway into our city,
• identify a way to clean up environmental hazards,
• improve access to public parks and recreational facilities, and
• improve community pride
Community Participation is important to establishing the vision for the neighborhood. Read more about the project and the March 16, 2017 Workshop.
Additionally, we would like for you to answer questions and leave comments at: https://canalvillage.mysidewalk.com. Over the next year, we will be updating project information and posing more questions for input at that website.
For further information, please contact the Department of Planning and Community Development at (914) 699-7230.