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Home > Leadership > Mayor > Archived Press Releases > 2013 Archives > May 2013 > Mayor Brown Announces $8.1 Million in Proposed Capital Improvements to City

Mayor Brown Announces $8.1 Million in Proposed Capital Improvements to Citywide Community Centers

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BUFFALO – Mayor Byron Brown joined representatives from more than a dozen community centers
from across the city at the JFK Community Center this morning to announce $8.1 million in proposed capital
improvements to facilities.  The JFK Community Center is on the list of proposed recipients.

“Our neighborhoods are among our greatest assets and our community centers are invaluable resources that serve the needs of city residents through effective outreach and programming for people of all ages,” said Mayor Brown.  “These funds will be distributed in such a way that we will make each dollar go as far as it can, improving the quality of life for our residents.  Investing in these facilities makes sense, offering a safe and updated outlet for young people, while improving the sites and programs to enhance the experience for all city residents, including our senior citizens.”

The proposed investment, from several funding sources, will be used to make capital improvements at many of the community centers that offer programs that lift up and assist senior citizens, low-income families, and those who need additional tutoring, job training or health services.The recipients of the proposed funding, totaling nearly $8.1 million, include:

Total Combined Funds

  • Schiller Park Community Center     $1,764,833
  • JFK Community Center      $1,318,972
  • Polonia Hall       $717,712
  • Pratt Willert Community Center     $680,162
  • Old First Ward       $561,869
  • MLK Park Casino      $534,000
  • Edward Saunders Community Center    $501,901
  • West Side Community Center     $384,571
  • TJ Dulski Community Center     $283,685
  • North West Buffalo Community Center    $250,00
  •  North Buffalo Community Center     $250,000
  • Delevan Grider Community Center     $200,000
  • Asarese Matters Community Center    $158,000
  • Cazenovia Community Center     $154,050
  • Matt Urban Center      $150,000
  • Hennepin Park Community Center     $117,300
  • Gloria Parks Community Center     $59,340
  • East Utica Community Center     $23,700

Total = $8,110,095