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Public Open House #2

The Herkimer Local Planning Committee (LPC) and DRI team will be hosting an Open House at the Former Episcopal Church at 300 N Main Street. The Open House will take place on Wednesday July 24th, from 4-7 pm. This event will present potential DRI projects, draft DRI strategies, and downtown challenges/opportunities for public comment.

Learn more about past and upcoming events on the Engage Page


What is the DRI?

New York State's Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) helps transform downtown neighborhoods into vibrant centers that offer a high quality of life. Communities are selected annually by their respective Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) through a competitive application process. Previous winners for the Mohawk Valley Region are Oneonta, Rome, Amsterdam, Utica, Gloversville, and Clinton - Kirkland.

​The Village of Herkimer is the Mohawk Valley Round Seven DRI awardee and has received a $10 million grant from New York State Governor Kathy Hochul to develop a Strategic Investment Plan and implement catalytic projects that advance the community’s vision for revitalization. The effort will be led by a Local Planning Committee (LPC) composed of municipal representatives, community leaders, and other stakeholders and guided by regular input from the public. The LPC will be supported by a team of private sector experts and state planners. 

The DRI program is led by the Department of State, in close partnership with Empire State Development, NYS Homes and Community Renewal and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.

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