City of Gloversville 


Downtown Revitalization Initiative 

Round V

What is the DRI?

Governor Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) is a New York State program designed to foster the transformation of urban centers with significant potential for redevelopment, business, job creation, greater economic and housing diversity, and opportunity. The intention is to provide funding that can help communities on the cusp of economic revitalization tip over into sustained prosperity.


Ten communities are selected annually by their respective Regional Economic Development Council (REDC)  following a competitive application process. Each community receives $10 million to develop a downtown strategic investment plan and implement key catalytic projects that advance the community’s vision for revitalization. Previous winners for the Mohawk Valley Region are Oneonta, Rome, Amsterdam, and Utica.

The City of Gloversville will be submitting an application to the 2020 round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI). As a first step in the DRI process, the City is soliciting input from the public in order to gauge interest and collect ideas for projects to include in the application. These should be capital projects, within the DRI boundary that will help catalyze downtown revitalization, and be ready for implementation within 2 years with an infusion of DRI funds. 


Help us understand the change you would like to see, and be apart of, in Downtown Gloversville.


Take part in an interactive and immersive experience, tour the DRI project list, vote and provide feedback on your favorites.

Join us in sessions designed to keep the community informed of our progress. Give DRI leaders and stakeholders your input in person and in real time.