Downtown Revitalization Initiative
OverviewUnderstanding that companies are increasingly seeking to relocate and invest in vibrant, walkable downtowns in an effort to attract and retain a talented workforce, Governor Cuomo launched the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI), a $100 million effort to improve the vitality of urban centers across New York State.
TimelineApril 7th, 2016: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo launched the $100 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative – a comprehensive approach to transform communities ripe for development into vibrant neighborhoods where the next generation of New Yorkers will want to live and work.
May 27th, 2016: The City of Plattsburgh submitted it's DRI application to the North Country REDC.
July 6th, 2016: It was announced the City of Plattsburgh was selected as the $10 million dollar winner from the North Country Regional Economic Development Council.
September 2016 to March 2017: The City of Plattsburgh partnered with HR&A Consultants to work with the Community and local stakeholders to coordinate a six month, intensive community planning process.
March 2017: The Local Planning Committee and the City of Plattsburgh submitted it's Strategic Investment Plan to the State for approval.
*The City would like to thank all residents, business owners, and other stakeholders who participated in the DRI Local Planning Committee and DRI Public Engagement Sessions. Your contributions were vital in the development of the DRI Strategic Investment Plan!
May 25th, 2017: Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul announced, at Plattsburgh City Hall, the ten (10) DRI priority projects that would receive funding.
June 2017 to Present: The City has been working with the respective State agencies (Empire State Development, Office of Community Renewal, and Department of State) to begin implementing the approved DRI projects. This work includes negotiation and finalizing contracts/work-plans between the City and State, final design work, community engagement/input events, and more!