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Batavia wins $10 million state grant

Grant for downtown revitalization

October 06, 2017 - 2:57 pm

BATAVIA, N.Y. (WBEN) - Batavia won first place in a state-wide competition to receive a $10 million downtown revitalization grant.

Governor Cuomo made the announcement on Friday. Batavia officials provided the "best" plan to New York State to receive the funds, defeating over 100 other cities across the state.

A city official said the revitalization initiative will allow the Batavia community to preserve their character and will give people a reason to stay in downtown after their work or possibly live in downtown.

LISTEN: Batavia wins $10 million downtown revitalization grant from New York State

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