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Mount Pleasant Gets $500,000 State Grant To Improve Business District

Sen. Terrence Murphy, R-Yorktown, presents Mount Pleasant Supervisor Carl Fulgenzi with a check for $500,000 in Hawthorne. The state grant will be used to improve the town's business district in Hawthorne.
Sen. Terrence Murphy, R-Yorktown, presents Mount Pleasant Supervisor Carl Fulgenzi with a check for $500,000 in Hawthorne. The state grant will be used to improve the town's business district in Hawthorne. Photo Credit: Provided

MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. – A $500,000 boost from the state will help Mount Pleasant improve its business district in Hawthorne, according to a report by The Examiner News.

State Sen. Terrence Murphy, R-Yorktown, whose district includes Mount Pleasant, recently presented Town Supervisor Carl Fulgenzi with the grant money, The Examiner News reported.

The town, which needs $3.5 million to complete its downtown revitalization project, has applied for more state funding, The Examiner News story said.

Mount Pleasant wants to create a more pedestrian and driver friendly community by improving walkways, curbing, parking, lighting, and aesthetic things such as landscaping, The Examiner News article said.

It is also weighing allowing certain businesses to rent their upstairs to residential tenants, according to The Examiner News report.

To read The Examiner News article, click here.

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