NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and
Historic Preservation EPF Grants
The Village is beginning
work on the final project, with funding received through an Environmental
Protection Fund grant from the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and
Historic Preservation (NYSOPRHP). Just under $500,000 of work will be
completed over the next six months, with 50% of funding from NYSOPRHP and
50% funding from the Village of Williamsville. Work to be done includes
structural improvements in the north wing, roof reconstruction, foundation
repairs, window and door restoration or replacement, carpentry work and
exterior painting, repointing of the stone foundation and chimney,
improvements to the stone walls, installation of new underground electrical
services and replacement of the main electrical panel, replacement of
existing grilles for inflow and outflow openings with new assemblies,
drainage improvements, and the possible reconstruction of the sluiceway.
The design specifications are being completed by Flynn Battaglia Architects,
and are based on the Historic Structures Report completed in 2006 (see
below). The project is expected to be bid out in the spring of 2014, with
work being completed during the 2014 construction season.
Two other EPF grants were
also received through NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic
Preservation, totaling $400,000, in addition to an acquisition grant for
Re-Development of the Williamsville
The Village Board is
currently accepting written proposals for purchase and/or development of
the Mill property. The property includes the Williamsville Water Mill, the
red Mill house (adjacent to the Mill), and the Ely Zent house (the white
house facing north on the property). Proposals will be accepted through Monday,
March 24, 2014.
Re-Use Study of the Williamsville
The Village hired Preservation Studios, an
Historic Preservation consulting firm, to assist with determining a
feasible re-use of the property. Two public meeting were held in order to
collect information regarding the community’s priorities for the re-use of
the Mill. The final re-use report can be accessed below.
Mill Final Re-Use Report
In 2006, the Village of Williamsville completed an historic structures
report on the Williamsville Water Mill. This project was funded by Preserve
New York, a grant program of the Preservation League of New York State and
the New York State Council on the Arts. Funding from the grant provided
approximately half of the funding for the project.
Please click below to
review this comprehensive report.
Structures Report on the Williamsville Water Mill