Three Cayuga County villages are partnering to apply for Downtown Revitalization Initiative funding.
Aurora, Cayuga, and Union Springs are applying together in the hopes of receiving up to 10-million dollars to improve the economic recovery of their downtowns.
Speaking with Finger Lakes News Radio, Cayuga County Senior Planner Greg Hutnik said it’s common sense for the trio to apply as one. “That’s a bigger pot of money,” he said, “and it would split between all three villages if awarded.”
Hutnik added they also get to leverage their commonalities of being on Cayuga Lake and Route 90, which is a scenic byway.
Aside from DRI, each village will individually apply for New York Forward funding.
The municipalities are also asking residents to help identify potential private property and business improvement projects.
If you’d like to submit a project or get more information on the funding and application processes, you can visit cayugalakeroute90villages.com. You can also call the following:
Union Springs: 315-253-1633
Staff will also be at July 1st’s Blessing of the Boats in Aurora and the Cayuga Waterfront Festival on August 5th to answer any questions you may have.