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West Main Street Improvements

Project Limits: From Broad Street to Jefferson Street 
Date Completed: Summer 2008
Cost:     $1.3 million (including NYS funding)
Designed By:   Bergmann Associates
Constructed By: Gordon Phillips
Project Description: The historic Susan B. Anthony neighborhood was the recipient of  street improvements designed to encourage revitalization and spur the redevelopment  of underutilized properties. In addition to new sidewalks and curbs, special  enhancements like ornamental lighting  adorned with Anthony’s image,  an inlaid granite strip called the “Heritage Trail” pointing to her residence, a pocket park, and pillars marking historical locales, were  constructed to support current businesses, attract new development ,  and complement the rich heritage of the neighborhood.
  

 A light pole with Susan B. Anthony's imageA plaque welcomes visitors and residents to the historical neighborhood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A pocket park was created from an abandoned lot

 

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