$10M in state funds to go toward improving pedestrian safety, expanding small businesses in Amityville
Amityville will soon be getting revamped thanks to millions in state funding.
The village was awarded $10 million through a downtown revitalization initiative.
Community members came up with 11 projects to work on.
A total of $5 million will be used to improve pedestrian safety with complete streets and sidewalks on Broadway, $1.3 million will go toward revitalizing the train station and the rest of the funds will be for repurposing buildings and expanding small businesses.
Specifically, $277,000 will help restore Losi's Corner on Park Avenue. The antique shop was a country store built in 1894 and is the only Amityville storefront with its original wooden overhang.
"In its heyday, it was beautiful, and we want to restore that, we want to bring that back," said Losi's Corner owner Jacqueline Herzog.
With the state funds, Herzog's family hopes they can keep the doors open for several decades to come.
Construction on the projects can start as early as next year.