2019 Year in Review:

 

2019 was yet another successful year for Lumber City Development Corporation. Here is a look at some of our projects and accomplishments of the past year, as we continue our work to make North Tonawanda a great place to live, work and play:

 

                                                                         

            Art on Oliver Street                                                                               Buffalo Wings & Brewhouse Ribbon Cutting                                                                  Mural at The Strand Theater

                                                                                                     

  • Advanced implementation of the Oliver Street Community Needs Assessment through:
    • A public art program which included the installation of 31 artist reproductions in the windows of 10 vacant & underutilized buildings and a painted mural on the exterior of The Strand Theater
    • A facade program which assisted 13 businesses with small scale building enhancements
  • Small business assistance to 8 qualifying  businesses which included the leverage of over $240,000 in private investment and the creation of 44 new employment positions;
  • Continued partnerships with the Webster Street Merchants Association, Oliver Street Merchants Association, Project Pride of North Tonawanda, and the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas;
  • Adopted a new City of North Tonawanda Zoning Code update;
  • Assisted in the completion of enhancements at Gateway Harbor Park to include new restroom facilities, expanded docks, and picnic areas;
  • Hosted our first Taking Care of Business: Business to Business Workshop;
  • Assisted the City of North Tonawanda with the design of Downtown Placemaking Enhancements;
  • Assisted in the $1.3 Million Woodcock Brothers Brewery Project, creating over 40 jobs;
  • And Much More!

 

                                                                                                

                                   Enhancements at Gateway Harbor Park                                                        Taking Care of Business Workshop                                                   Brownie's Sports Bar & Tavern Ribbon Cutting