Margaretville businesses get face-lift thanks to MARK funding program

The  MARK Group, now in its 30th year, continues to serve local communities through the implementation of several programs and activities focused on rehabilitation, development and revitalization in the Catskills. Over the past 12 months MARK, with funding assistance from the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal,  has overseen substantial rehabilitation projects in 42 homes  of low-moderate income  families. These projects include everything from new roofing to interior renovation and upgrades to obsolete heating and electric. MARK also manages an eight-unit senior housing facility, 32 units of mixed senior and family housing at Mountain Laurel Gardens and four additional units at the Golden Seal Building in Roxbury, currently in process of restoration.
MARK is also in the process of administering a NY Main Street grant for the Village of Margaretville. This high impact program has funded face-lifts and interior rehabilitation to nine commercial and mixed use buildings that line Margaretville’s Main Street. “The NY Main Street Program provides a positive and significant impact to our Main Streets, especially where historic assets are at risk,”  says MARK Executive Director Peg Ellsworth. She adds “Preservation of our Main Streets is essential to the long term economic sustainability of our region and MARK looks forward to continuing Main Street revitalization efforts in all the communities the organization serves.”
Communities in the region can look forward to several new and exciting projects and programs as well as the continued support for rehabilitation and housing assistance to low-moderate income families. With efforts to help new business startups, historic preservation projects, community and tourism development activities, and open space and Park revitalization programs, MARK looks to a future of collaborative efforts focused on revitalization and sustainability of our region. For more information about MARK and available assistance and revitalization programs contact Peg Ellsworth at 845 586-3500 or peg@markproject.org.

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