Thompson Brings Change To Main Street Buffalo. "Main Street Makeover"

Antoine M Thompson

September 27, 2010

For Immediate Release
September 22, 2010
Contact: Ken Houston: 716-854-8705

Buffalo, NY – Change is coming to Main Street in Buffalo thanks to funding
New York State Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D-parts of  Erie & Niagara counties) helped secure.  The $700,000 grant was awarded to the Parkside Community Association and will be used to help restore seven residential and fourteen commercial properties.

The revitalization grant comes from a statewide housing and community renewal award signed by Governor David Paterson.  The total number of  awards throughout the state will help create or support at least 1,550 jobs, according to an economic impact formula from the national Association of Home Builders.  

Senator Thompson says, “This is a great day for the 60th district.  Housing and community renewal awards help communities develop affordable housing, revitalize downtowns and upgrade water sewer systems.”

The Parkside Community Association is Buffalo’s oldest, largest and most active neighborhood association in the city of Buffalo.