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Village of Lancaster Awarded $323K

February 10, 2014 by Heather Milone in Grants Awarded, Latest News

February 10, 2014

J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that through our services the Village of Lancaster was awarded $323,700 for their West Main Street Reconstruction Project.  The work done as part of this Project will be in accordance with the ‘Village’s Revitalization Strategy’ and will allow the Village to rebuild and recreate their critical business district while also reclaiming and preserving historically important buildings.  Funding will provide improved walkability, new amenities, and a new streetscape that will reflect Lancaster’s historic character and bring people into the Village for work, shopping and recreation.

This award is the first from Erie County’s Smart Growth Fund, a key initiative included in County Executive Mark Poloncarz’s Initiatives for a Smart Economy and which advances Smart Growth principles by concentrating development, preserving and reviving main streets and historic districts, and reinvesting in established areas.

Buffalo Religious Arts Center Awarded $3K

January 3, 2014 by Heather Milone in Grants Awarded

January 3, 2014

J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that through our services the Buffalo Religious Arts Center was awarded $3,750 to help with their Informational Book Project.  Much of the art and iconography that the Buffalo Religious Arts Center seeks to preserve is tied to the story of immigrants that came to the Buffalo area with a rich heritage of traditions from their own backgrounds.

This funding was secured through the M&T Charitable Foundation.

$365,776 Awarded in NYS Consolidated Funding Applications

December 11, 2013 by Heather Milone in Grants Awarded, Latest News

December 11, 2013

J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that through our services grant funding in the amount of $365,776 was secured in the third round of the in NYS Consolidated Funding Application – Regional Economic Development Council Initiative.

 Awards through the services of J. O’Connell & Associates include:

The Village of Brockport was awarded $200,000 for a Main Street Revitalization Project to assist the owners of mixed-use buildings to complete renovations.  The proposed projects include restoration of weathered, crumbling facades; new roofs, windows, doors, and awnings; and residential improvements. Streetscape improvements will include the placement of attractive Victorian-style cast iron trash receptacles.

This funding was secured through New York State Office of Community Renewal – New York Main Street Program.

 

The Village of Lancaster was awarded $100,000 to implement the Downtown Lancaster Revitalization Program (DLRP), a façade, building renovation, and streetscape enhancement program in the Village’s Historic Preservation District.  Proposed projects in this program involve critical repairs necessary to sustain these historic structures and prevent them from deteriorating further, including: new roofs, brick work, window restoration, painting, signage and façade improvements.                               

This funding was secured through New York State Office of Community Renewal – New York Main Street Program.

 

The Village of Holley was awarded $65,776 for the Holley Canal Park Improvement Project.  Canal Park is a 48-acre municipal park established in 2001 which is heavily used by residents, boaters, bicyclists, and visitors to Holley’s annual events.  Project activities include improvements to the gazebo, pavilions, stone paths, as well as tree planting, installation of grills and picnic tables, fire pits, and purchase of equipment to maintain Canal Park. 

This funding was secured through the New York State Canal Corporation.

Seymour Library Awarded $119K

September 19, 2013 by Heather Milone in Grants Awarded

September 19, 2013

J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that through our services the Seymour Library, located in Brockport, NY,was awarded $119,139 for the construction of a new and expanded Local History Room.  This will allow the library adequate space to display items relating to the local history of the Rochester Area, provide community access to local history resources, and allow for greater storage space of historical documents and artifacts depicting Monroe County’s rich history.

This funding was secured through the New York State Education Department – Public Library Construction Program.

Central Terminal Restoration Corporation, Inc. Awarded $25K

February 1, 2013 by Heather Milone in Grants Awarded

February 1, 2013

J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that through our services The Central Terminal Restoration Corporation, Inc. was awarded $25,000 toward restoration of two entryway canopies located at the historic Buffalo Central Terminal.  Disrepair of the canopies poses a safety hazard for patrons, tourists and volunteers and requires immediate rehabilitation to prevent total loss of the canopies. 

This funding was secured through the M&T Bank Charitable Foundation.

Hull House Foundation Awarded $2.5K

January 25, 2013 by Heather Milone in Grants Awarded

January 25, 2013

J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that through our services The Hull House Foundation was awarded $2,500 to continue archaeological excavation of the Domestic Core of the Hull Family Home.  Findings will be used to add to the information about the Home’s interior and its inhabitants and to interpret and design the immediate exterior grounds surrounding the Home.

This funding was secured through the Baird Foundation.

Hull House Foundation Awarded $1K

January 25, 2013 by Heather Milone in Grants Awarded

January 25, 2013

J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that through our services The Hull House Foundation was awarded $1,000 in operational support.  The Hull House Foundation continues to work toward restoration and development of the 25-acre historic site into a living museum and working farmstead.  Whether using local performing artists to recreate daily life at the Hull House in the early 1800s engaged in chores, games, crafts, trades, cooking, and sewing; or individuals who come from across the country to participate in the Revolutionary War Weekend, Hull House makes history come alive.

This funding was secured through the Give 4 Greatness Fund.

Hull House Foundation Awarded $2.5K

January 3, 2013 by Heather Milone in Grants Awarded

January 25, 2013

J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that through our services The Hull House Foundation was awarded $2,500 toward operation expenses.  The Hull House Foundation continues to work toward restoration and development of the 25-acre historic site.  This restoration will create a living history museum and working farmstead giving both school children and adults a unique glimpse into the past.

This funding was secured through the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning.

Hull House Awarded $30K

November 15, 2012 by Heather Milone in Grants Awarded

November 15, 2012

J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that through our services the Hull House was awarded $30,000 to complete critical interior plaster restoration work.  The plaster restoration project will repair and replace all missing or damaged plaster in nine (9) rooms, first and second floor hallways, and the cellar kitchen, which includes a very rare working beehive oven.  The Hull Family Home stands as the oldest intact masonry dwelling in Erie County and is a rare illustration of early American architecture in Western New York.  It provides an immersive interactive experience as a Living History site enabling Western New York residents, students, and visitors of all ages to learn firsthand about pre-Erie Canal pioneer life.

This funding was secured through The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation.

Riviera Theatre Awarded $100K

November 8, 2012 by Heather Milone in Grants Awarded, Latest News

November 15, 2012

J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that through our services the Riviera Theatre was awarded $100,000 to continue restoration of the Theatre’s signature marquee.   The marquee, installed in 1942, is used to advertise current and upcoming shows and light the main entranceway to the Theatre; it requires restoration efforts both for safety and historic preservation reasons. 

This funding was secured through The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation.