Kingston, NY– RUPCO is accepting applications for the Revitalize Broadway Corridor Program to assist property and business owners within certain target areas on Broadway in Kingston with funding to renovate exterior facades and storefronts, execute interior commercial renovations, or rehabilitate residential units.
The properties must be located in the target areas on Broadway, which are the western Midtown 5-block section from the Albany Avenue roundabout to the Broadway and Grand intersection and the Waterfront 3-block section from McEntee Street to the Rondout Creek. The program’s purpose is to revitalize Broadway by funding exterior and interior renovations that will support small businesses and increase the number of affordable housing units in Kingston and to enhance the streetscape public square at the Broadway and Grand intersection in this mixed-use corridor.
Grants of up to $50,000 for building renovations and $100,000 for building renovations with housing units may be awarded to qualified applicants. Eligible renovations include health and safety improvements, accessibility improvements, energy efficiency improvements, facade restoration, residential improvements and preparation of commercial spaces for tenants.
With funding from NYS Homes and Community Renewal, a total if $387,500 is available for the NYSHCR Main Street program in Kingston. The City of Kingston will also be contributing at least $75,000 in funding from the City’s American Rescue Plan allotment to support minority and women-owned businesses and property owners who are awarded funds through the Main Street program.
“Having been involved in the public infrastructure improvements on Broadway, I am now delighted to continue working on the revitalization of the corridor with the private sector. In particular, I am enthused RUPCO can support business and property owners to increase their ability to build wealth and provide jobs and quality affordable housing in this mixed-use commercial corridor. Together we are creating a Broadway where we will all want to be, live, work, and shop,” says Kristen Wilson, Assistant Vice President of Community Development at RUPCO, who will manage the project.
“We thank our partners at RUPCO for facilitating this program and for their commitment to Kingston,” said Mayor Steve Noble. “Our local businesses are the lifeblood of our community and without them we wouldn’t be the growing and vibrant city we are. I look forward to supporting this initiative, and we are especially excited to support our women and minority-owned businesses in the funded area.”
RUPCO will be conducting three public informational meetings:
- Wednesday, February 15, at 8 am – Kingston Pop-Up Shop and Cafe, located at 10 Cedar St., Kingston
- Wednesday, February 15, at 6 pm – Kingston Pop-Up Shop and Cafe, located at 10 Cedar St., Kingston
- Wednesday, February 22, at 8 am at The Kirkland, 2 Main Street, Kingston
- Wednesday, February 22, at 6 pm virtually on Zoom. Check the RUPCO website for the zoom link.
To learn more about terms and conditions, contact Kristen Wilson at email@example.com
RUPCO creates homes, supports people, and improves communities across a broad spectrum of community development solutions, including housing, historic preservation, and neighborhood revitalization in the Hudson Valley. RUPCO creates and maintains quality, sustainable housing and rental opportunities, inspires understanding and acceptance of affordable housing initiatives, and champions pathways to opportunity. For more information, visit www.rupco.org.
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