Seneca Falls was selected as the winner of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) award in the Finger Lakes region.
Located along the Cayuga-Seneca Canal and Van Cleef Lake, Seneca Falls has a remarkable heritage and a promising future. As the birthplace of women’s rights, the town is home to the National Women’s Hall of Fame, the Women’s Rights National Park, and a variety of retail shops, professional offices, parks, and recreational activities. Evidence of renewed vitality abounds in the downtown district, with recent efforts expanding recreational opportunities in or near downtown, preserving historic and cultural assets, and growing the local food and beverage scene, educational offerings, and retail options. With the DRI award, Seneca Falls will take the next steps towards realizing its vision for a mixed-use downtown primed for commerce, tourism, education, the arts, and full-time living and supported by up-to-date infrastructure and a thriving year-round economy.