The village of Endicott has been awarded a $10 million grant designed to revitalize its downtown business district.

Governor Kathy Hochul announced that Endicott was a winner in the latest round of the state's Downtown Revitalization Initiative.

Eight "transformational" projects are to be funded as part of an effort to attract businesses and create jobs.

Washington Avenue in Endicott on October 19, 2021. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Washington Avenue in Endicott on October 19, 2021. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

According to a news release from the governor's office, about $3.1 million is to be used to better link areas in the heart of Endicott using sidewalk and streetscape improvement, signage, landscaping and lighting.

The abandoned Kmart store in the former Endicott Plaza west of the village's business district is to be renovated. The 18-acre site between Vestal and Harrison avenues is to be used as a warehouse distribution center by Green Mountain Electric Supply of Vermont. $3.1 million in DRI funding is being allocated for that project.

$910,000 is to be used to help pay for renovation of a building at 32-36 Washington Avenue. Two upper floor apartments are planned, along with development of a restaurant.

A rendering of a revitalized Southern Tier Community Center. Provided by New York State
A rendering of a revitalized Southern Tier Community Center. (Provided by New York State)

$1,141,000 will be provided for building and site upgrades at the Southern Tier Community Center, the former Boys and Girls Club building just east of Union-Endicott High School.

The state grant also will make available $271,000 to set up a wine tasting business in a newly-constructed building in the Little Italy neighborhood on Endicott's North Side.

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