DowNTown Placemaking- Public Workshop





Join the City of North Tonawanda for a Happy Hour Public Workshop!



In October 2017, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that North Tonawanda was a recipient of $2.5 million as part of the $20 million Smart Growth Community Fund Buffalo Billion II initiative.  North Tonawanda, as well as the other municipalities that received $2.5 million each-the City of Dunkirk, City of Lackawanna and Village of Gowanda-are focusing on projects that utilize existing infrastructure to support placemaking, walkable communities and sustainable development.  Funding awards were recommended and approved by the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council (WNYREDC).


The City of North Tonawanda has undertaken the MomeNTum Downtown Placemaking Plan that will leverage the Smart Growth Community Funds to foster economic prosperity by promoting walkability, vibrancy, urban development, and local sense of place and quality of life.  As part of this plan, and in order to ensure that the local community is given a voice in the planning process, the Project Team, led by Joy Kuebler Landscape Architect, PC, is extending an open invitation to community members and leaders, residents, business owners, and stakeholders to attend a Happy Hour Public Workshop at the Carnegie Art Center located at 240 Goundry Street, North Tonawanda on Thursday, April 12th, from 5:30-7:00 pm.


This event will be a collaborative and interactive Open House style Public Workshop to introduce the NT MomeNTum Downtown Placemaking Project and Consultant Team to the community as well as to engage community members and stakeholders in the planning process and is the first of several opportunities for public participation.


This event is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.  Attendees are welcome to stay for the regularly scheduled Thursday Jazz Series performance by the Buffalo Jazz Octet from 7:00-8:30 pm for just $10.


For additional information regarding this meeting, please contact Crystal Surdyk at (716) 695-1987 or [email protected].




"LCDC is one of the stars that shine the brightest out of the departments in North Tonawanda! They are vocal about opportunities that they have for funding and are knowledgeable about whether your business will qualify or not. [Laura] is always available as a resource and a guide. Every dollar and cent makes a big difference to the cash flow of a small business and LCDC understands that. Laura was able to get us in contact with another grant opportunity which changed the trajectory of our business plan for the better. Simply put, we would not be where we are now in just (almost) 5 years of being open if it wasn’t for the hard work of everyone involved with LCDC."

~Gabrielle Richards, Jason Richards, and Judith Mittiga, owners of The Vegan Grocery Store

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