Federal Stimulus Block Grant to Revitalize Getty Square;
New Clock and Lighting Included in the Nearly $500,000 Plan
YONKERS, NY – August 6, 2012 – In partnership with the Yonkers Downtown BID, Mayor Mike Spano today announced nearly $500,000 in new streetscaping improvements will be completed in Downtown Yonkers. The improvements are made possible by a Community Development Block Recovery Grant through U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) agency.
The streetscaping improvements will include the replacement of the four-faced clock in Getty Square, currently out of operation, with a new four-faced clock, as well as new street lighting and sidewalk improvements along city streets in the area. In addition, the Haas Murals along Riverdale Avenue and Warburton Avenue at Main Street will receive enhanced lighting.
“These new improvements will add to the vibrancy of the downtown-waterfront business district which continues to become a regional destination for visitors and residents, as well as investors,” said Mayor Spano. “I would like to thank the Downtown Waterfront BID and our federal and state leaders for their continued partnership in our revitalization and redevelopment efforts.”
The announcement of these improvements follows Mayor Spano’s recent announcement of $8 million to help fund the redevelopment of the planned Riverfront Park Center at Chicken Island. The City will soon announce the opening of the newly daylighted Saw Mill River at Larkin Plaza, providing beautiful new public space for residents and visitors to enjoy in the heart of downtown Yonkers.
Mayor Spano stated the improvements will be completed by early fall 2012.
SOURCE: Christina Gilmartin, Communications Director, Office of the Mayor