City Receives State Grant For Downtown Demolitions

Jamestown – City officials have received a $100,000 grant to demolish two downtown buildings that have been a source of concern since emergency situations.

On Monday during a Jamestown City Council work session meeting, Vince DeJoy, city development director, discussed the $100,000 State and Municipal Facilities Program grant city officials received to tear down 24 N. Main St. and 8 E. Second St.

Last June, a fire occurred at 24 N. Main St., which is next to the railroad overpass in downtown Jamestown. Since the fire, city officials have researched ways to either stabilize the structure, which is next to the Arcade Building, or tear it down. Last summer, C&S Engineers Inc. was hired by the Gebbie Foundation to create a condition assessment report.

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