-Photo by Newburgh Restoration flickr pool user GL’s EYE
Broadway is considered Newburgh’s Main Street. It’s quite sad since many storefronts are dilapidated and run down like the ones pictured above. The City is now accepting proposals for it’s storefront improvement program from qualified architectural firms. You can find out more here, or contact James Slaughter, firstname.lastname@example.org. Qualified firms shall submit four (4) copies of the proposal to the James Slaughter, City of Newburgh, Planning and Development Department, 83 Broadway, Newburgh, NY, no later than four o’clock p.m. (4:00 p.m.) eastern time on June 5, 2013.
“The Program provides participating owners of commercial and mixed use buildings within the targeted area with funding to repair and/or renovate building façade, more specifically storefronts. The maximum loan amount (or scope of work) available will be $10,000 – $15,000 per building or one-half the cost of improvements, whichever is less.
City of Newburgh anticipates working with approximately 10 property owners as a part of Phase I. Phase I projects will focus on storefront windows, doors, signage, awnings, and lighting. Proposed façade improvements will be required to conform to the historic character of the buildings and neighborhood. Parts of Broadway are located within Newburgh’s Historic District, those façade improvements and projects will be reviewed and are subject to approval by the City’s Architectural Review Commission (ARC). Designs should be consistent with the architecture of the Broadway Commercial Corridor.
It is intended that this Program will commence July 2013, with all required approvals secured and proposed construction within 60 days. Construction will be completed by November 15, 2013.”