City of Gloversville
Downtown Revitalization Initiative
The City of Gloversville was announced as one of the Mohawk Valley's winning DRI communities for the program's fifth round!
Please check back soon for updates on public meetings and project developments.
Click here for the press release.
What is the DRI?
The 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 2021 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.