County Executive Announces Recipients Of Downtown Revitalization Projects Grant

The public restrooms adjacent to Marine Park in Sag Harbor.

Three local revitalization projects were selected to receive funding from the Suffolk County Downtown Revitalization Citizens Advisory Panel.

County Executive Steve Bellone announced that the Speonk Remsenburg Civic Association, East Hampton Historical Society and the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce, among a host of other organizations across the county, would receive funding for their respective projects.

“Our downtowns are essential to keeping our region competitive and attracting the high-skill, high-knowledge workers we need to grow our local economy,” Mr. Bellone said in a press release. “As we move full steam ahead with our economic development agenda, we will continue to make quality investments to create the robust, vibrant downtowns that make Suffolk County the ideal place to work, live and raise a family.”

The Speonk Remsenburg Civic Association was granted $34,737.50. The grant will help fund new sidewalks that would connect Montauk Highway to the Speonk train station — as well as street trees on the east side of North Phillips Avenue and brick pavers between curbs.

The East Hampton Historical Society was granted $85,000. This grant will go toward the restoration of the interior of the 1791 Dominy Woodworking Shop and 1798 Dominy Clock Shop.

The Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce was granted a total of $25,000. This money will help upgrade the public comfort station — insulating the building, adding lighting and ensuring it’s ADA compliant.

Mr. Bellone announced a total of 11 organizations in the county that will receive grant money for revitalization — a total of $430,000 was awarded.