Main Street Program

 Main Street Program

  • Do you own a mixed-use building or a business on Main Street?
  • Thinking of relocating your business to Philmont?
  • Does your building or storefront need restoration?
  • Do you have a vacant storefront for rent?
To get involved, give us a call!  (518) 697 0038  Click here for PB Inc/NYMS Funding Announcement

Philmont Beautification, Inc. is a Local Program Administrator grant recipient of three New York Main Street program awards (2005-2007 & 2007-2009, and 2010 to 2012) funded by the New York State Housing Trust Fund Corporation aimed at providing 50% to 75% matching eligible reimbursement funds to participating property owners for façade restorations and building renovation projects within the Main St. Program target areas.

Click on  the Application to apply for a 2010 New York Main Street grant if you are a property owner with a building located in the current target area running between Ark St. and Martindale Road on the Main Street in the Village of Philmont.  Scan or mail it to us.

Main St. Building Projects 2006-2012

The Main St. Program has assisted over 41 public/private investment assisted projects located in the downtown corridor and have assisted two properties now eligible for the New York State Historic Registry. See the list of projects.

We received a "model program" citation from NYS Homes and Community Renewal at the opening reception of the PB Inc Resource Center in November 1012.  hear the audio

The PB Inc Main Street Program is aimed at restoring one building, one storefront, one public space at a time to revitalize economic health and vibrancy to the Village of Philmont, providing increased small business employment opportunities, local contractor involvement, small business development, and a reinvestment of pride in the community. Priority is given to buildings that have experienced sustained physical deterioration, decay, neglect, and are located in a concentrated area that have a significant number of substandard buildings, vacant residential LI rental units and/or commercial storefronts.

Completed in 2006PB Inc. additionally provides Main St. Program services for architectural preservation technical assistance, design technical assistance, property structural inspections, NY State Historic Registry inventory reports, lighting plots for storefront assistance, and where appropriate, assistance from NYSERDA for arriving at green energy saving solutions.

Applications for grant assistance are received on a open round basis, are scored based on program criteria by a Selection Review Committee for grant assistance awards of eligible costs for proposed façade restorations, and eligible program costs for interior building renovations combined with match funds from participating property owners.  Approved applications must be processed before work starts, and all reimbursement of awarded funds are based on completed projects.

Richardson Hall a senior assisted living project gets a lift 20092012 will see Streetscape improvements advised by the Streetscape Selection Team chaired by Mayor Clarence Speed, Mary Prazma, Chair of the Philmont Planning Board, Charlie Nichols, local historian.  Join this committee if you would like to participate by calling PB Inc at 518 697 0038.

Local 111, a 2006-2007 Main St. Program re-adapt project turning a previous auto shop into a wildly successful, Zagat rated, organic farm-to-table restaurant designed and owned by architect Linda Gatter of Gatter Associates, Philmont.  Visit Philmont to taste and enjoy Chef Josephine's menu of seasonal farm-to-table locavore delights.   

Many thanks to all those who have provided invaluable advice, research, and support helping to produce a vibrant and creative Main St. program.  

The PB Inc Main St. Program offers many avenues for community participation, from joining a program Selection Committee to sitting in on a meeting.

A Selection of buildings assisted with NYMS renovation funds:

105 Main St.   Restoration of a multi-family affordable housing renovation project involving restoring the roof, porch, replacing the railings, restoring the garden pathway, and general landscaping.


102-104 Main St.  A double storefront restoration of a circa 1800's mixed-use Main          St. building, including         renovations of affordable housing apartments, including a new affordable housing apartment built at the back of the building, and the restoration of two new storefront facades restoring the building to it's original usage on the Main St.                                     

113 Main St.  A green energy efficient building renovation project including a facade shopfront re-design creating a Victorian-styled storefront building to house PB Inc offices and Resource Center to provide walk-in offices for continued community development programming and micro-business economic development programming. The building is ADA compliant and includes green energy elements such as a geo-thermal heating/cooling system  with a radiant heating supply system, an energy-star roofing, and use of reclaimed building materials reducing the landfill by over 40%. 

 See photo gallery     

Click here to see urban park designs for Village owned Pocket Park renovated over the summer/fall of 2010, including urban designs by Norman Mintz, landscape designs by Morag Hann, and shade trees installed along the Main St. frontage, and the installation of green LEED certified porous park paving.      

See the Firehouse Community Tea House Grant Report 4/2012

12 Main St. Public House - a facade restoration project and small business building renovation project providing a vibrant music scene, excellent organic local farm-to-table pub fare, and a selection of on tap beers from around the world.

2010 New York Main St. Program

Selections made by the Selection Review Committee in 2011 for buildings to receive New York Main St. matching funds of up to 75% of eligible items renovations and restorations.  Please revisit this web site for photo updates as renovation progresses on selected properties.

List of project buildings selected as of December 2011:

7 Main St.  completed 2/2012

9 Main St.  completed 1/2012

23 Main St.  completed 2/2012

144 Main St.  completed 12/2012

140 Main St.  completed 12/15/2012

148 Main St. completed 10/26/13

116 Main St.  completed 10/31/13

Applications are received and processed on a first-come-first served basis.  If you have a property which meets the eligibility criteria of the NYMS program, please contact us or download the application and submit it for review by the Selection Review Committee. 

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