ALBANY – The winners in the fifth round of the state’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative grants are Haverstraw and Ossining.
Each will receive $10 million to breathe new growth into their communities.
Haverstraw’s downtown is a high-density neighborhood close to the Hudson riverfront. The village aims to use its grant funding to make this area an inclusive, lively, 21st-century urban center where residents and visitors can live, work, learn and play.
Haverstraw has stayed committed to downtown revitalization with several completed and ongoing projects, including many mixed-use developments, a new waterfront esplanade, and streetscape improvements.
The village aims to redevelop vacant space, expand public space, increase the economic activity of and access to the waterfront, as well as embrace its diverse history.
Ossining’s DRI will focus on the waterfront district. Previous successes include a mixed-use development with a waterfront park, promenade, beach, and fishing pier on a former brownfield, the Sing Sing Kill Greenway, and the ongoing Sing Sing Prison Museum project.
Ossining aims to improve community services, increase access to and the economic impact of the waterfront, expand public space, and repurpose areas for development.
The cities of Beacon, Poughkeepsie, and Newburgh had each submitted proposals for the DRIs.