$20 million for Plattsburgh and Glens Falls, N.Y. revitalizationStaff Writer | May 28, 2017
The winning projects were selected for the City of Glens Falls in the Capital Region, N.Y. as part of the state’s $100 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI).
Empire State Downtown Revitalization Initiative
Working together with state agencies and the Regional Economic Development Council, the City of Glens Falls has built a strategic investment plan that identifies catalytic downtown projects consistent with the initiative’s goals.
Known as “Home Town U.S.A” for its small town essence, Glens Falls is also headquarters to cutting-edge bio-medical research, investment firms, and large manufacturing firms.
Other assets include many historic monuments and districts as well as a diverse entertainment industry, ranging from renowned theatrical festivals to impressive museum collections.
Glens Falls is easily poised to transform into a 21st century, regionally competitive community while maintaining its family-friendly appeal.
Under the DRI, Glens Falls will focus on projects in the downtown area that will leverage significant private investment to promote sustainability and reduce the city’s carbon footprint, provide innovative wellness opportunities, and expand upon its economic potential as a regional center of culture and commerce.
The winning projects were also selected for City of Plattsburgh in the North Country region as part of the state's $100 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative.
The City of Plattsburgh is located on Lake Champlain in the northeast part of New York State about 20 miles south of the Canadian Border.
To the west of Plattsburgh sits 6.1 million acres of land called the Adirondack Park which contains the famous Adirondack Mountains.
There are over one hundred summits, ranging from under 1,200 to over 5,000 feet in altitude. Plattsburgh was founded by Zephaniah Platt in 1785 and is the home to approximately 19,000 people.
Plattsburgh has been the site of a number of historical events. These events include the Revolutionary War's Battle of Valcour Island and the War of 1812's Battle of Plattsburgh.
The City of Plattsburgh is poised to transform into a 21st century, regionally competitive community while maintaining its quaint, small-town essence.
You can see the list of all projects here and here. ■