City of Albany Downtown Revitalization Initiative Local Planning Committee

The City of Albany will now begin developing a Strategic Investment Plan, as part of the DRI grant administration process. A Local Planning Committee made up of community leaders, and stakeholders will lead the effort. This committee was selected to represent diverse local perspectives and maximize New York State’s $10 million investment in downtown Albany. The Strategic Investment Plan for Clinton Square will examine local assets and opportunities and identify economic development, transportation, housing, and community projects. The Clinton Square Strategic Investment Plan will guide the investment of DRI grant funds in revitalization projects that will advance the community's vision and that can leverage and expand upon the state's $10 million investment. This Plan will be complete in 2019.

Co-Chairs

Hon. Mayor Kathy Sheehan
City of Albany

Linda MacFarlane
Executive Director, Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region 

Committee Members

Mark Aronowitz
Vice President of Real Estate Services, Omni Development Corp.
President, Homeless & Travelers Aid Society
Board of Directors, Downtown Albany Business Improvement District

Michael Castellana
President & CEO, SEFCU
Chair, University Council at the University at Albany
Chair, Capitalize Albany Corporation Board of Directors

John Curtin
Owner, Albany Distilling Company
President, Capital Region Craft Beverage Trail

Jill Delaney
President & CEO, Discover Albany

Albert De Salvo
Chair, City of Albany Planning Board
Board of Directors, theREP

Mohamed Hemmid
General Manager, Downtown Albany Hampton Inn & Suites

Steve Longo
Executive Director, Albany Housing Authority

Hon. Kelly Kimbrough
Ward 4 Rep., City of Albany Common Council

Tracy Metzger
President, TL Metzger & Associates
Chair, City of Albany Industrial Development Agency
Board of Directors, Downtown Albany Business Improvement District

Sonya del Peral
Owner, Nine Pin Ciderworks
Board of Directors, Capitalize Albany Corporation
Board of Directors, Capital Region Workforce Investment Board

Dominick Purnomo
Owner, dp An American Brasserie 
Board of Directors, Palace Theatre

Sarah Reginelli
President, Capitalize Albany Corporation
CEO, City of Albany Industrial Development Agency & Capital Resource Corporation

Dr. Brenda Robinson
President, Arbor Hill Neighborhood Association

Joseph Scott, Esq.
Partner, Hodgson Russ
Chair, Parks & Trails NY

Georgette Steffens
Executive Director, Downtown Albany Business Improvement District

Reverend Willie Stovall
Pastor, Mount Olive Southern Missionary Baptist Church

Omar Usmani
Rep., Capital Region Economic Development Council
CEO, Aeon Nexus

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Questions or input regarding Albany’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative?
E-mail: DRI@albanyny.gov

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