Background: 

  • Click here for a printable Spring Street project fact sheet. 
  • Click here for a fact sheet on how green infrastructure works. 
  • Project timeline: Spring 2015- Fall 2016


  • Underutilized road that is transforming into a vibrant “B Street” of activity in the Village of Williamsville, N.Y., while serving as a model of green infrastructure and stormwater management.


  • “Dead areas” are becoming a hub of activity centered around the restored 1811 Williamsville Water Mill and a “Village Square” pedestrian plaza with a farmer’s market and events.


  • Opportunities for small shops and infill development near the rushing waters of Glen Falls at the core of vibrant pedestrian environment and main gathering place in the heart of the village.


  •  Funds secured for green infrastructure and streetscape with permeable pavers, a subsurface water filtration and collection system and bio-retention swale for stormwater filtration. Also includes build-out of public plaza area and creation of an inviting gathering/event space.


Funding includes:

  • NYS Dept. Environmental Conservation WQIP  (Water Quality Improvement Program) - $1,902,180 grant
  • NYS Environmental Facilities Corp. GIGP (Green Innovation Grant Program) - $799,160 grant
  • Funds secured by State Sen. Michael H. Ranzenhofer - $250,000 


  • Village plans to sell Water Mill to Sweet Jenny’s ice cream, which has opened ice cream shop & comic book store. A craft beer pub and an oyster bar have also recently opened along Spring Street.
  • Sweet Jenny's is Open for business inside the Mill! Go check out their new space. 


  • The final touches, including the crosswalk at the Mill and the pavement for the remainder of the street are being poured the weeks of the 24th and 31st of October. 


  • Final touches, such as the plantings of the rain gardens and the completion of the overlook deck are being executed. 


  • The project is scheduled to be completed November 10, 2016!







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