City of Cohoes
Over the last several years, significant private and public investments have led to job growth, a boost in the downtown economy and an increasing proportion of Millennials and diverse populations. Cohoes is seeking to leverage these recent investments and its historic assets to foster a welcoming, walkable community where residents and guests can enjoy diverse dining, shopping and entertainment options. The DRI will reinvigorate Cohoes as an accessible, walkable downtown with an abundance of amenities that make the City a premiere regional destination by reclaiming upper floors of storefront buildings for residential use, restoring the facades of historic buildings and improving connectivity to and within the downtown area.
Central New York
Central New York
The Village of Homer has identified a well-defined, walkable 270-acre section of the Village as its DRI investment area. This area includes the entirety of both the Old Homer National Register Historic District and the zoned Central Business District, and encompasses a mix of residential, commercial, civic and religious structures. The Village has established a vision for the future that will reactivate the waterfront, restore historic buildings, expand on the village’s cultural assets, create new job opportunities, increase sustainability, reimagine public spaces and attract new residents to call this central New York jewel, home.
Finger Lakes Region
Finger Lakes Region
Village of Perry
The Village of Perry intends to leverage its small-town character and recreational visitors to continue to make improvements to solidify the Village as a coveted first-choice hospitality hub in the Genesee Valley region. Perry seeks to realize its vision by adaptively re-using existing historic buildings, creating diverse housing options, expanding community service opportunities, supporting downtown business owners and enhancing accessible pedestrian and bicycle routes through its downtown.
Huntington Station seeks to re-energize its urban core and attract new opportunities to build on its vibrant, diverse and walkable downtown. Huntington Station's vision includes enhancing downtown opportunities, increasing walkability, creating public amenities, and allowing for new mixed-use development that will transform this compact, transit-oriented, and historic community, and secure its future as a local and regional destination. With the pending completion of the East Side Access project, bringing rail commuters directly to Grand Central Station, downtown will be a robust haven for both long term residents and those looking to plant roots in a vibrant, thriving community.
City of Port Jervis
Port Jervis is located on the banks of the Delaware and Neversink rivers at the juncture of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, a strategic location that draws local and regional visitors to the City's downtown and nearby outdoor amenities. The entire City of Port Jervis is walkable and bikeable, offering its residents the benefits of a family-oriented urban/suburban environment supported by municipal services. Recent local private investments over the past several years are helping to create momentum for downtown revitalization. Port Jervis's vision for revitalization is to combine its historic charm with modern technologies and methods that support climate sustainability, business opportunities and residents, while promoting its outdoor activities along the wild, scenic Delaware River and mountainsides. The City seeks to realize its vision by enhancing downtown attractions, adding housing in new and existing buildings, creating safer streets, enhancing multi-modal transportation options and connectivity and improving energy efficiency throughout the community.
Village of Clinton and Town of Kirkland
Recent investments in the Village of Clinton and the Town of Kirkland have brought about job growth, infrastructure improvements and enhancements to small business and nonprofit organizations. Building from recent investments and its rich history and active arts and culture traditions, the communities seek to modernize infrastructure, further commit to ongoing environmental, climate and economic initiatives and enhance programs for wellness, health and quality of life for its increasingly diverse residents and visitors. The Village of Clinton’s and Town of Kirkland's vision focuses on opportunities to expand existing uses in the Village Center, grow the local housing stock, modernize infrastructure and encourage the use of underutilized parcels.
New York City
New York City
East Harlem envisions transforming into a transit hub and gateway to El Barrio that builds upon existing economic activity and drives future economic and employment growth in the community. With the Second Avenue Subway and Park Avenue Viaduct Replacement projects moving forward, East Harlem seeks to incorporate safe streets, green and functional public spaces, intermodal connections, and local retail. These investments will be paralleled by projects supporting community health, clean air and sidewalks, and cultural caretaking and wayfinding that will ensure that the history and future of El Barrio is solidified amid neighborhood change.
Town of Ticonderoga
Located entirely within the Adirondack Park at the confluence of Lake George and Lake Champlain, the Town of Ticonderoga is poised to further enhance recent downtown investments and reactivate underutilized properties and public spaces to catalyze further pride and investment in its downtown corridor. Ticonderoga seeks to make investments in new tourist sites and amenities drawing on deep historical roots, public parks, historic façade restoration, expansion of main street businesses, affordable housing options and enhanced streetscape and gateway opportunities to attract businesses, tourists and residents to downtown. These investments would transform Ticonderoga into a hub for Adirondack and Champlain Valley recreational opportunities and experiences with a pedestrian-friendly corridor surrounded by natural beauty and open public spaces.
Village of Johnson City
Johnson City's DRI area encompasses the downtown and surrounding lands and buildings that once housed the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Company. Johnson City is in the midst of a transformation from a working-class manufacturing community into a new economy leveraging higher education, healthcare and culture. To support these exciting developments, the Village seeks to create a downtown with a youthful, artistic vibe that meets the needs and expectations of this changing demographic and economic marketplace, while preserving and restoring its many historic assets and celebrating its ethnic and cultural diversity. The Village is actively leveraging the growth of the UHS Wilson Medical Center, the recent establishment of Binghamton University's Health Sciences Campus and the redevelopment of the former EJ Victory Building in the heart of downtown to catalyze positive change and spur unprecedented private investment. Additional investment within the downtown will integrate the new Binghamton University and UHS anchors into the downtown core, help develop new housing for students and residents, revitalize vacant storefronts, build upon its cultural infrastructure and continue to develop the unique sense of place that is downtown Johnson City.
Western New York
Western New York
City of Dunkirk
Dunkirk seeks to harness its connection to Lake Erie to attract new investment, activate its waterfront and serve as a conduit for redevelopment of its historic business district. New investment combined with past investments will create a robust environment for the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of historic downtown buildings and infill development that incorporates mixed-income residential opportunities. Dunkirk's vision is to amplify the city's unique sense of place with a genuine and authentic experience that will be catalytic for future organic growth and will foster development that is inclusive while embracing its strong heritage and ethnic diversity. Through this vision, Dunkirk will meet the needs of its diverse and strong manufacturing base as well as its future digital and new biopharma employers.