NORWICH – Three properties in the City of Norwich that have been eyesores for many years will soon be removed from the landscape. On Tuesday, the city received notification from Assemblyman Clifford Crouch (R-Guilford) that they would receive $300,000 as part of the Restore New York Grant.
The Restore New York Grant would allow the city to acquire problem properties in the city that could not be repaired. The grant provides funding for the demolition of the homes and for building new homes in their place. The city applied for the grant last year, but was not selected.
“This particular program allows the city to improve its downtown area,” Crouch said, “by upgrading older buildings, or in this case demolishing buildings that no longer serve a purpose. At the same time, building housing for residential use will create an influx of people to downtown areas, ensuring continued vitality in the business district.”