Downtown Amsterdam was selected as the winner of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative in the Mohawk Valley.
The Amsterdam DRI area spans the Mohawk River to encompass the remaining segment of the historic downtown and new downtown areas that have emerged as the city continues to grow and evolve. The area contains mixed-use residential and commercial spaces, an assisted living facility, established businesses, and many park and recreation amenities. The City seeks to attract investment in its developable land and buildings available, and has identified potential major projects at the four points of the compass to anchor revitalization. Amsterdam is focused on bringing to life a beloved quote written by Maria Riccio Bryce for the Amsterdam Oratorio, “What once was home is home again –My Amsterdam.” The city plans to use participation in the DRI to make new businesses, visitors, and residents will be eager to come to the city that everyone so warmly refers to as “home.”