Downtown Jamestown was selected as the winner of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative in Western New York.
A renewed commitment by the city and numerous public and private partners to revitalize Jamestown has resulted in key investments downtown, including the National Comedy Center and several major mixed use buildings. These initiatives have primed the downtown for a range of new investment and the DRI will leverage this potential to create a truly inclusive, year-round downtown for both current and future residents and visitors. With over 100 buildings comprising a core 30-block area, downtown Jamestown has the second largest development footprint of any downtown in Western New York. Under the DRI, Jamestown will focus on streetscape improvements, redevelopment of historic buildings, and riverfront redevelopment.