In October 2017, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that North Tonawanda was a recipient of $2.5 million as part of the $20 million Smart Growth Community Fund Buffalo Billion II initiative. North Tonawanda, as well as the other municipalities that received $2.5 million each - the City of Dunkirk, City of Lackawanna and Village of Gowanda - are focusing on projects that utilize existing infrastructure to support placemaking, walkable communities and sustainable development. Funding awards were recommended and approved by the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council (WNYREDC).
The City of North Tonawanda has undertaken the MomeNTum Downtown Placemaking Plan that will leverage the Smart Growth Community Funds to foster economic prosperity by promoting walkability, vibrancy, urban development and local sense of place and quality of life. As part of this plan, and in order to ensure that the local community is given a voice in the planning process, the project team, led by Joy Kuebler landscape architect, PC, has extended an open invitation to community members and leaders, residents, business owners, and stakeholders to attend a series of Public Workshops and walking tours of key areas throughout downtown NT.
This event, titled "A Community Conversation" will be held Saturday, Oct. 13 at the North Tonawanda Farmer's Market, 310 Robinson St., between 10 a.m. and noon.
You can find additional project updates on Lumber City Development Corporation's website at http://www.lumbercitydc.com/ or by following Lumber City Development Corp. on Facebook. To learn more about the NT MomeNTum Project, visit the project website at http://www.ntmomentum.com/. For more information contact Dan Sundell at 695-1987 or email [email protected]