JRC Awarded Grant, Looking To Fix Up Forest Heights Neighborhood

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JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation was recently awarded a preserve New York grant to continue to revitalize the Forest Heights neighborhood.

Officials with the group announced Tuesday they received just over $4,000 for revitalization work.

The group also said while working with Bero Architecture they received a state and national register nomination for the area so that residents can take advantage of tax credits to fix up their property.

Several sites in the neighborhood are individually listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places, including the former home of Governor Reuben E. Fenton.

Architectural styles in Forest Heights include Greek Revival, Colonial Revival, Queen Anne, and other vernacular types of structures.

Over time, Forest Heights has experienced disinvestment, deferred maintenance, and insensitive rental conversion. Some properties have even been condemned or demolished.

In total, New York State issued over $2 million in grants to more than 400 projects statewide.


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