The Town and Village of Schoharie needs feedback from residents and business owners!

If you were Mayor or Town Supervisor for a day and were given $10,000,000 how would you spend it?

These communities are teaming up to apply for the Downtown Revitalization Initiative and NY Forward multi-million-dollar grants – and they want to hear from residents and business owners!

This is a great opportunity to share your vision for Schoharie!

The Schoharie Economic Enterprise Corp. (SEEC) will provide updates, resources and open house hours at 287 Main, Schoharie, to help answer questions, collect feedback and share ideas with the community.

The project survey goes live, August 30th, and in the meantime residents are being asked to help shape the vision of the application by filling out the 2023 DRI & NY Forward Vision questionnaire. To stay informed on the process receive early access to the project survey, be sure to sign up for updates on  on the SEEC website.

Project concepts will draw from the Town and Village Joint Comprehensive Plan, and the State and National Historic Registry Designation 2019, Waterfront Recreation Asset Plan 2016, Long-Term Recovery Plan 2014, New York Rising 2014, Healthy Streets Concepts 2013, Central Bridge Hamlet Plan, and Village Design Standards 2001.

SEEC will be hosting open house hours Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, at 287 Main Street in Schoharie for residents and business owners to stop in to hear more about the shared visioning and proposed strategic investments. This is also where those interested can provide feedback on the DRI and NYF proposals.

Please feel free to contact SEEC at 518-517-1700 or admin@seecny.org if you have any questions or would like additional information!

The deadline for the Downtown Revitalization Initiative application and a NY Forward application is September 28th.

Visit www.seecny.org/DRI for more information.

About the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI):

The DRI transforms downtown neighborhoods into vibrant centers that offer a high quality of life and are magnets for redevelopment, business, job creation, and economic and housing diversity.

These compact, walkable downtowns are a key ingredient to helping New York State rebuild its economy from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to achieving the State’s bold climate goals by promoting the use of public transit and reducing dependence on private vehicles. $10M will be awarded in each NY Economic Development Region – either to 1 community or a joint application from 2-3 smaller communities with a single vision

About New York Forward (NYF):

The NYF program is designed to invigorate and enliven downtowns in New York’s smaller and rural communities—the type of downtowns found in villages, hamlets and other small, neighborhood-scale municipal centers.

The Mohawk Valley Region will nominate two communities at $4,500,000 to New York Department of State to confirm the funding awards.

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