The Buffalo Avenue district, generally encompassing lands south of Rainbow Boulevard and extending from John B. Daly Boulevard (Quay Street) to Old Main Street, is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the City of Niagara Falls. The neighborhood was once home to some of the “first families” of Niagara Falls-including Augustus Porter and General Parkhurst Whitney.
The Buffalo Avenue Micro-Grant program was created in 2009 by USA Niagara and is intended to help fund smaller-scale exterior improvements which improve upon safety and upgrade codes in the Buffalo Avenue Heritage District.
A matching grant of up to $10,000 will be provided for projects including, but not limited to:
- Building Improvements
- Restoration and/or replacement of exterior building features—roofs, porches, steps, clapboard/stucco, windows, etc.
- Facade Improvements
- Incorporation of exterior visual/landscape amenities that add to the visitor and/or patron experience—landscaped courtyards, exterior sitting areas, gazebos, etc.
- Repair/installation of site improvements—decorative fencing, retaining walls, driveways, parking areas, etc.
- Painting the exterior of the building.