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Projects Announced For Village of Moravia NY Forward Grant

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Image courtesy of Governor Hochul’s Office

Six projects have been awarded funding for the Village of Moravia, Governor Hochul’s Office announced earlier this week. Moravia was awarded $2.25 million dollars from the state for their NY Forward initiative, a smaller version of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative for smaller municipalities.


Details on the projects may be found below, but include renovations for Main Street businesses, streetscape improvement projects, new outdoor space, and park improvements.

Establish a Small Project Fund to Support Mixed-Use and Commercial Property Improvements ($300,000)
The new fund will expand NY Forward’s impact to other smaller projects beyond those selected for direct NYF funding.

Transform Former Bank Building at 142 Main Street into the “Main Street Tavern” ($500,000)
The project will convert the vacant former Elmira Savings Bank building into a new bar and restaurant in the heart of Moravia’s downtown.

Improve Main Street Streetscape to Support Local Businesses and Pedestrian Activity ($640,000)
This project will build on the recent NYS DOT intersection improvement at Cayuga and Main to extend a series of streetscape improvements along these two blocks stretching approximately 875 feet.

Redesign Ethel Fuller Park to Improve Safety and Better Serve Community Needs ($392,000)
This project will reinvigorate the existing park to better serve family and community recreation and provide a safer environment. Public improvements will include upgraded playing courts and a larger pavilion.

Transform a Vacant Building at 66 Central Street into a New Restaurant ($328,000)
The project will renovate a vacant former medical office into Rowan’s Bar & Grill, a restaurant, bar, and event space with outdoor seating and an event lawn.

Create Flexible New Outdoor Space for Community Use at Powers Library ($90,000)
This project will add new outdoor amenities to the library grounds for shared community use including seating, improved lighting and landscaping.

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