Onondaga County has awarded more than $600,000 in grant money to the three villages comprising the Town of Manlius, enabling revitalization to occur in the primary thoroughfare sections of each municipality.
The apportionment of these grants dispensed among the villages lines up with the county’s $1.5 million Village Main Street initiative.
“We want our county to be a place where people want to live, work and play,” Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon said during a press conference on March 5. “The challenge is that consumer behavior changes. When that happens, communities need to reassess where they are so that they can keep residents. By investing in the public infrastructure, that makes it more appealing for residential growth, which then drives commercial investment.”
McMahon said he intends for work to begin on the following projects this year.
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