Town of Mamaroneck Awarded $1M Green Infrastructure State Grant
Mamaroneck, NY – Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-Rye) and State Senator Shelley Mayer (D-Westchester) announced today that the Town of Mamaroneck has been awarded a $1M clean water state grant to renovate and ‘green’ Madison Avenue near I-95 in Larchmont. The state funding will allow the Town of Mamaroneck to utilize funds from the Green Innovation Grant Program (GIGP) to improve storm water quality and management in the Madison Avenue area of the Town. The grant was awarded by the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation.
Assemblyman Otis said, “I am thrilled that Mamaroneck’s project has won funding for their innovative clean water project from NYS EFC. The Town has been a leader in cutting edge projects to protect Mamaroneck’s environment. Governor Cuomo and EFC have made a major funding commitment to clean water infrastructure projects statewide. The Green Innovation Grant program is part of that success.”
Senator Mayer said, “I am pleased to support the Town of Mamaroneck in its efforts to secure this $1M state grant for the Madison Avenue Green Infrastructure Project. Congratulations to Town Supervisor Nancy Seligson and thank you for leading on innovative green efforts in our local communities.”
Town Supervisor Nancy Seligson said, “I’m very pleased that the Town of Mamaroneck will be able to make the Madison Avenue area more resilient and sustainable by constructing Green Infrastructure thanks to a NYS GIGP grant. The Green Infrastructure will reduce flooding and improve stormwater water quality.”
This project will include bioretention areas and underground detention that will improve drainage and reduce the volume of storm water runoff. This is consistent with NYS Department of Environmental conservation green infrastructure practices and will capture and treat storm water from Madison Avenue and paved adjacent areas, thereby improving the water quality of Pine Brook which runs into the Long Island Sound. Traffic calming measures such as planted medians will be added that will further help retain storm water and beautify the area.
In May, Assemblyman Otis sponsored a clean water green infrastructure workshop in Westchester with the Environmental Facilities Corporation to make local government officials aware of some of the state’s innovative clean water assistance programs and encourage applications from our region.