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#261 leenorman

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 12:00 PM

The Post Journal, Jamestown NY, Chautauqua County Chamber, Commerce, Todd Tranum, President, CEO, Exec. Director, Manufacturers Association, Southern Tier, “There are many good and positive things happening across Western NY. We are enthused about investments made by NYS through Cuomo leadership, encouraging private sector participation; particularly appreciative of additional investment of $5 million funding helping NCC close the funding gap;" published, 2017.

 

The Post Journal, Jamestown NY,  County Executive Pleased With Governor's Local Initiatives, by Jimmy McCarthy, "'Focus on Upstate NY and WNY is positive.' County Executive Horrigan is particularly excited to see the governor's proposal to fund a $5 million  gap for the NCC project.  'The project is not only important to the state; but a game-changer to county and City of Jamestown;'" published, 2017.

 

The Post Journal, Jamestown NY, Editorial Page, Revitalization Won't Happen Overnight, by James Bliss, "Last week, The Post-Journal asked readers whether or not the NCC would become a catalyst for downtown revitalization. Sadly, by a margin of 68-32% readers said that it would not.  Is this not a self-fulfilling prophecy of failure?  There is no greater assurance of failure than a negative attitude suppressing chance for success. If, in striving for improvement, we are convinced of our failure, failure is sure to result.'[blah, blah, blah**] 'The specifics of Jamestown Renaissance Corporation, (a private-public partnership, led by a 14-member Board/Directors, a small staff of employees; is charged with the lofty task of revitalizing downtown area and neighboring communities; not a simple matter); includes the completion of the NCC, and improving the aesthetics of downtown, and all other revitalization of Jamestown and area:  finding businesses; aiding businesses, restructuring and redeveloping commercial, residential neighborhoods. JRC has a role in each and all of these.  Naysayers all too often are willing to voice criticisms. These naysayers also do not become involved. We all will benefit and the quicker and more pronounced our community's 'renaissance' will be;" published, 2017.

** As MY readers must know from past surveys, this person does not seek actual numbers of folks responding.  This should be taken with a grain of salt, please...JRKellogg, leenorman

 

The Post Journal, Jamestown NY, JRC, Jamestown Up Close To Soon Release Exciting Video, by Lillian Ney, co-chair JRC, "Are you ready to feel better about our city?  Be sure to check out newly-released promotional video 'Hello, Jamestown, NY' at www.jamestownupclose.com. You may also learn more about the organization(s) by joining their Facebook page;" published, 2017.

 

Each article is shortened by me to include highlights and facts as stated.  JRK :fabrary: 



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Posted 17 January 2017 - 11:22 AM

The Post Journal, Jamestown NY, City Officials Working Toward Train Depot Station by Dennis Phillips,  "A train depot is needed if a Jamestown excursion train travel is possible.  City Officials now working to turn former engine building, w of Jamestown Gateway Train Station will become a train depot.  Jamestown Area Railway Heritage Center committee now working to improve area around former engine building, having fallen into disgraceful disrepair;" published, 2017.



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Posted 18 January 2017 - 12:12 PM

The Post Journal, Jamestown NY, Tickets for Jim Gaffigan Show Go On Sale Thursday, 1/19

Performance, August 3, Northwest Arena,  "lucycomedyfest.com ;" published, 2017.

 

The Post Journal, Jamestown NY, Downtown Revitalization Committee Closer To Project Selections, by Dennis Phillips,  "The Jamestown Downtown Revitalization Initiative Local Planning Committee is one step closer to finalizing a list of projects to receive a portion of $10 million in state funding. Committee has heard presentations from stakeholders involved with each project and has met to further discuss each project.  The list was narrowed to 15, considering feedback from the first 2 public community meetings in November, December. These 15 have a total preliminary figure of more than $27 million, which needed to be cut between $9.7 million-$15 million. NCC gap funding is included in the mix.  Next public meeting scheduled for 2/16, where priority projects will be revealed before finalizing the Committee Plan; For info:  ny.gov/downtown-revitalization-initiative/western-new-york-jamestown; published, 2017.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:33 PM

The Post Journal, Jamestown NY, "Altogether, 12 projects were selected totaling $13,820,000." The DRI Dozen, Downtown Revitalization Initiative Projects Announced, by Dennis Phillips, "Local Planning Committee started selection process with list of 100+ projects; narrowed to 87; then, to 36; now, to final 12, selected;* to be submitted to State late this month. Projects not making the list** will be included priority in Strategic Investment Plan report submitted to the stateList projects:  former Key Bank Bldg, $1M; downtown programming, activities, $600 thousand; excursion train infrastructure, depot, $670 thousand; Hilton Double Tree Hotel refurbishment, $3.450M; Greater Jamestown Riverwalk enhancements, $325 thousand; streetscape, pedestrian improvements, $610 thousand; revitalization, Reg Lenna Center, Arts, $1.5M; Jamestown Brewing Co., development, $1M; Lucille Ball Little Theater upgrades, $265 thousand; Furniture Mart Bldg redevelopment, $1.5M; RHJackson Center upgrades, $1.5M; acquire riverfront development property to facilitate development, $1.4M; For info:  ny.gov/downtown-revitalization-initiative/western-new-york-jamestown;" published, 2017.

 

 

*(spokesperson says committee encouraged to select projects totaling more than $10M, in case changes occur after finalizing list.)

 

[**NCC, glaringly absent, for instance: this, added by jk]



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Posted 26 February 2017 - 01:34 PM

February 21, 2017:

 

The Post Journal, Jamestown NY, Glimpse Into The Future, 12 City Projects Look To Make An Impact, by Dennis Phillips, "The local plan to use $10 Million to transform downtown Jamestown has been completed.  These 12:  Redevelop former Key Bank Building; Develop Hilton Doubletree Hotel; Jamestown Brewing Co.; Redevelop Furniture Mart Bldg.; Improve Streetscape & Pedestrian Environment; Enhance Riverwalk Experience and Acquire Riverwalk Development Property; Implement Excursion Train Infrastrucure Support, Rail Depot Upgrades; Revitalize Reg Lenna Center; Fund Downtown Programming; Improve Robt. H. Jackson Center; Lucille Ball Little Theater;" published, 2017.

 

February 25, 2017:

 

The Post Journal, Jamestown NY, ​Trees Cleared For Much-Anticipated Harbor Hotel Project, by Jimmy McCarthy, Celoron, "The land is clear for the coming Chautauqua Harbor Hotel. Lakefront, juncture, N. Allegheny Ave., Duquesne St., & Dunham Ave., scheduled opening: spring, 2018.  $30.8 million project, Buffalo Hart Hotels project, 130 guest rooms; banquet facility, pools and bar/cocktail lounge, among other amenities; the 3rd in NYS; Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, $14M, 2008, voted USA Today best waterfront hotel in country; 2014, Thousand Islands Harbor Hotel, along St. Lawrence River, 105 deluxe guest rooms/suites;" published, 2017.

 

The Post Journal, Jamestown NY, ​Industry Incentive, PILOT Programs Have Largely Increased Workforce, by Jimmy McCarthy, "Projects include:  DoubleTree by Hilton (old Holiday Inn) downtown; and Chautauqua Harbor Hotel, Celoron; a tourism destination PILOT from Chautauqua County IDA; all increasing area workforce," published, 2017.



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Posted 26 February 2017 - 10:11 PM

I can't picture where they Chautauqua Harbour Hotel is going. Isn't that a few steps from the Memorial Park?


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Posted Yesterday, 03:59 PM

I can't picture where they Chautauqua Harbour Hotel is going. Isn't that a few steps from the Memorial Park?

 

Indeed, love; picture in your mind the lighthouse [west side DunhamAvetotheLake]; then, keep going WEST, toward what was a wooded-swampland for many years, lakefront; the OLD CELORON PARK ballpark (historical); now Ellicott Shores [where I lived 20.5 years]; to the western-most point; the old Celoron Park ghost alley in MY childhood days [helluva long time ago, donchano!!!!]; site:  old wooden rollercoaster along the lakefront; that's it, the swamp, woods [gone now]; lakefront facing north (across the Lake); you got it!!!!!  Itsagonna be great for Celoron; Lucy fans; and EVERYONE else.  Oh, yes, not to leave out the Celoron Moose Club; just west of its west-facing parking lot [rear/buildingwest].... :fabrary:   P.S.  scheduled opening, spring 2018; year of July/August open/National Comedy Center!!!!  Should be available for occupation; watch for announcement of availability; hope ALL Lucy fans take part in her precious former 'summer home' Celoron Park, now Lucille Ball Memorial Park!!!!!!!!  jk



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Posted Yesterday, 04:27 PM

So, it is west of the Moose Club closer to the lake?


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