KEESEVILLE Many downtowns throughout the Adirondacks have historic multi-story buildings that in the early 20th century were filled with families — providing vibrant downtown life — but are now vacant.
The challenge of how to fill up those vacancies and regain such an ambiance downtown is the subject of a day-long workshop Monday Sept. 10 in the Ausable Valley Grange in Keeseville.
The workshop, “Enhancing Main Street: Making Upper Floors Work Again," brings together experts in community revitalization.
The free session, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., addresses rehabilitation, building code and financial strategies with proven results for bringing upper floors back to productive use.
In some cases the NYS Preservation League, the agency sponsoring the workshop, has provided grants for demonstration projects.
For details or to register, contact Adirondack Architectural Heritage, Inc. of Keeseville at 834-9328 or see: www.aarch.org.