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Herkimer Announces First Open House for the Downtown Revitalization Initiative

Public open house will be held on Tuesday, May 21st from 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Herkimer, NY – A public open house for the Herkimer Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) will be held on Tuesday, May 21st from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. The event will take place behind the library (former Children’s Museum location) at 245 North Main Street, Herkimer, NY 13350. The public is invited to stop by at any time and browse an overview of the DRI program, provide input on their vision for the Herkimer DRI Area, and ask questions about the initiative including the ongoing Open Call for Projects.

The DRI Open House is one of several DRI events planned for May, the list includes:

  • Open Call for Projects Informational Webinar on Thursday May 16th from 1:00 – 2:00 pm (online event)
  • DRI Visioning and Information Booth at the Herkimer Downtown Chowdown in Myers Park on Monday May 20th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Herkimer DRI Public Open House at 245 North Main Street on Tuesday May 21st from 4:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Herkimer DRI Community Survey May 22nd – May 27th (online event)
  • Local Planning Committee Meeting #2 at Herkimer College – Conference Room CC 282/283 on Wednesday May 29th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm

NYS Downtown Revitalization Initiative

The NYS Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) provides state funding to New York communities to foster vibrant downtowns across the state. The ultimate goal of the DRI is to Herkimer Downtown Revitalization Initiative fund projects that will help transform downtowns into vibrant communities where New Yorkers want to live, work, and raise families.

As the Round Seven DRI winner for the Mohawk Valley, the Village of Herkimer will receive $10 million in funding from New York State Governor Kathy Hochul to develop and implement a Strategic Investment Plan for the downtown revitalization area. A Local Planning Committee made up of representatives of local businesses, institutions, and community groups is leading the effort, supported by a team of state planners and private sector experts.

To learn more about these engagement opportunities, the Herkimer DRI program, or to subscribe to the mailing list, the public can visit https://www.herkimerdri.com. For any questions regarding meeting accessibility, the LPC, or DRI, please contact New York State Department of State (DOS) Project Manager Stefan Lutter at Stefan.Lutter@dos.ny.gov.

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