Amityville, NY – Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory was recently joined by members of the Copiague Chamber of Commerce to announce a $50,000 downtown revitalization grant for infrastructure improvements to downtown Copiague.For the past 15 years, the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development has made grant money available for downtown revitalization. Presiding Officer Gregory this year secured for the chamber a $50,000 grant which will be used for streetscape improvements on Great Neck Road. The Town of Babylon will be the lead agency for the project and will facilitate the work.“Downtown Copiague has the potential to be a true destination for the residents of Suffolk County,” said Presiding Officer Gregory. “Providing an accessible and safe downtown environment is essential to creating the type of communities where young people want to live and work. None of this would be possible without the hard work and dedication of the Copiague Chamber of Commerce and their president, Sharon Fattoruso. I know the residents of Copiague are extremely grateful for her efforts.”The grant money will be used to upgrade the intersections of Great Neck Road and Hollywood Avenue and Great Neck Road and East Gate by installing decorative crosswalks, four ADA compliant curb ramps, and stamped concrete utility strips.“The Copiague Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory for his continuous support and friendship to the Copiague Chamber of Commerce and the Copiague Community,” said Copiague Chamber of Commerce President Sharon Fattoruso.
“Our Downtown Revitalization Grant program is helping to reinvigorate main streets all across Suffolk County as part of our plan to create a robust network of vibrant, walkable downtowns for all residents to enjoy,” said Suffolk County Executive Bellone. “With this grant, the Copiague Chamber of Commerce will be able to further unlock the true potential of this charming south shore community.”Caption for Photo: Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory presents a check for a $50,000 downtown revitalization grant to members of the Copiague Chamber of Commerce at the Suffolk County Legislature in Hauppauge. (From left): Copiague Chamber 2nd Vice President Melissa Firmes, Presiding Officer Gregory, and Copiague Chamber President Sharon Fattoruso.