Village of Suffern - Facade Improvement Program

A Public-Private Partnership to Revitalize Main Street

  Michael Shilale Architects, LLP (MSA)  is proud to have been selected to assist the Village of Suffern improve the downtown with a Facade Restoration Program.  The many attractive and historic buildings are part of the charm and character of this historic village.  With assistance from the County of Rockland and the Federal government, the Village of Suffern has embarked upon a program to upgrade the buildings, streetscape and lighting. 

Phase one will include five building right in the center of town.  The property owners were consulted and will need to make a ten percent contribution to the work.  This is truly a win win for both the Village and the building Owners. 

Carrine Piccolo-Kaufer the Facade Program Administrator states,  "The Village of Suffern is excited about starting the construction phase of the Downtown Business District Façade Improvement Program. Implementing the program has involved considerable effort by Village Staff, the Village Board, the Mayor, Program Steering Committee, and MSA Architects. The first phase of the project, which encompasses a portion of Lafayette Avenue between Suffern Place and Park Avenue, will give a visible facelift to Suffern’s downtown. The program which is funded through a Federal Community Development Block Grant is anticipated to take place over five years and will be an integral component of the Village’s plan to improve downtown and attract and retain businesses."

MSA's experience with the New York State Office of Historic Preservation and well as their expertise in renovation and restoration convinced the Village they were the right firm for the job.

For twenty years, clients have entrusted Michael Shilale Architects, LLP (MSA) to solve their building problems, protect their assets and investments, build under budget and realize their vision. Providing integrated solutions for new construction, renovation, and energy savings, since 1991 MSA has completed over 2,000 projects, each personally managed by principals Michael Shilale AIA, LEED or John Cirilli AIA, LEED.

MSA, an eight person architectural engineering firm is committed to protecting and preserving the environment through their design work.

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LOCATION - Suffern, New York
CLIENT - Village of Suffern