City of Albany Downtown Revitalization Initiative

Welcome to the City of Albany’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative web page. All information regarding the local DRI process can be found here.

DRI Workshop at the Palace Theatre

With the City of Albany's successful application as part of Governor Cuomo's third-round Downtown Revitalization Initiative, a final public workshop series event to identify opportunities for Clinton Square and maximize New York State's $10 million investment was held at the Palace Theatre in March. Throughout six working meetings of the Local Planning Committee and three public workshop events since October 2018, community members provided valuable input as the LPC, consultant and market analytics teams worked through development of the City of Albany's Strategic Investment Plan. The Plan submitted to New York State at the end of March identifies and recognizes opportunities for Clinton Square.

Downtown Albany Revitalization Initiative funded projects and projects included in and supported by the Plan will be announced later this year. This page will be updated. Please click below to find presentation materials and meeting summaries from each of the public workshops and working meetings of the Local Planning Committee.

Click Here To View Each Of The Meetings' Materials

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