City of Yonkers receives $2 million for downtown revitalization projects

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New York Construction Report staff writer

Yonkers will receive over $2 million in federal grants for two revitalization projects – redevelopment of the Ludlow station transportation hub and the next phase of the Saw Mill River Daylighting at Chicken Island.

“We have witnessed an amazing renaissance of economic development here in Yonkers,” said Mayor Mike Spano. “This funding will continue the many ecological, recreational, and community revitalization benefits of the Saw Mill River Daylighting Project. “Transportation enhancements to the Ludlow Station area will continue to rehabilitate a distressed community and improve the quality of life for our neighbors in Southwest Yonkers.

“Development in these areas will give residents a renewed sense of pride in their city and attract more visitors.”

The Empire State Development Grant provided $1.2 million to enhance the road network and public spaces near the Ludlow Station, a project with Ginsburg Development Companies, that includes two residential developments.

Phase Four of Saw Mill River Daylighting will receive $1 million from the Environmental Facilities Corporation to create a riverwalk through the Chicken Island parking lot and adjacent to Daylighting phase three.

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