New Rochelle to renovate armory with state grant

April 19, 2018 by  

A grant worth $1m has been received by the City of New Rochelle to renovate the New Rochelle Armory.

New York State has awarded the grant with the framework of the Restore New York Communities Initiative, which was created by Governor Mario Cuomo last month.

Rehabilitation of the Armory is being carried out in conjunction with the Echo Bay Waterfront Redevelopment plan of the city. The project will include removal of asbestos, roof deconstruction, and improving finishes in the interior to bring it back to its original appearance.

Noam Bramson, Mayor of New Rochelle, said that the goal of the city is to restore the Armory as part of the larger redevelopment of Echo Bay and this money is a significant contribution towards this effort.

The Restore New York Communities Initiative has given out a total of $11m in grants to 10 municipalities in the mid-Hudson region. The Governor commented that this initiative recognizes communities with great possibilities, and which also invest in their future and potential transformation.

He added that the downtown areas of communities are important to keeping thriving economies and attracting families and businesses looking to settle in the state of New York.

Banner printing companies can be hired to create banners that can be displayed throughout the city so that people will learn more about such projects and their benefits to the local community.