Two State Grants Headed to Yonkers to Fund Development Projects

Yonkers is now set to receive over two million dollars of funding after being awarded two New York state grants during the annual Consolidated Funding application. Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano announced these grants on Thursday December 15th, which cover two separate projects in the city.

“We have witnessed an amazing renaissance of economic development here in Yonkers. This funding will continue the many ecological, recreational, and community revitalization benefits of the Saw Mill River Daylighting Project”

Mayor Mike Spano

The two projects awarded grants are the Ludlow Station transportation hub and the Saw Mill River Daylighting project at Chicken Island. The Ludlow project receives $1.2 million in funding after submitting the following video application:

In partnership with the private firm, Ginsburg Development Companies, the area around where the group is also building two residential buildings will see improvements to roads and other public spaces. The goal, as Spano puts it, is to “attract more visitors to come and explore all that Yonkers has to offer.”

The area known as Chicken Island also receives addition grant funding this year as a part of Phase Four of Saw Mill River Daylighting project. The parking lot near Yonkers City Hall will soon be intersected by a new riverwalk via this grant.

You can read the official release by the city on their website here:

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