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$10 million to upgrade downtown Lockport

Posted: 5:51 PM, Oct 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-03 21:51:47Z

New York State's Downtown Revitalization Initiative announced on Wednesday that the City of Lockport will be receiving $10 million towards redeveloping the city. 

"We're in a position now to take advantage of this opportunity and propel Lockport into the future" David Wohleben, acting mayor, said. 

Lockport says that there are about 25 different projects that they can see the money going towards. Many of which would be reusing and refurbishing old abandoned buildings. 

"We will breath new life into vacant and underachieving buildings" Wohleben said.

The money will generate new opportunity for long term growth in the city. 

"This kind of money in a downtown area can make a transformative difference" Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul said. 

Lockport is the third recipient from the Downtown Revitalization Initiative, with Jamestown and Olean winning in the past two years. 

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