Recent press release from the city:
The City of Newburgh Department of Planning & Development is pleased to announce that funding for storefront/ façade improvements is available for owners of commercial and/or mixed use properties along Broadway. Successful applicants will receive a grant for 50% of the project costs up to $15,000. Properties that are entirely residential are NOT eligible for funding.
Scopes of work should be targeted toward storefront improvements, lighting, signage etc. Applicants are required to match public funds and must maintain ownership of the building and upkeep of the façade during a 7-year loan deferment period.
Preference will be given for improvements to consecutive buildings that meet the qualifications. Projects that are within the City of Newburgh’s Historic District will require approval from the Architectural Review Commission (ARC) before commencing.
The deadline for submitting applications for the program is February 13, 2014.
Applications may be picked up at the Planning & Development Office or downloaded from the City of Newburgh website at www.cityofnewburgh-ny.gov. To submit or request an application or to receive more information about this program, contact Courtney Kain, Director of Community Development, City of Newburgh, City Hall, 83 Broadway, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550 or call (845) 569-9400.