Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Word Is Out

The projects to receive DRI (Downtown Revitalization Initiative) funding were announced today. They are as follows:
  • Implement Complete Streets Improvements ($3,982,550)
  • Renovate Promenade Hill Park and Provide ADA Access ($1,100,000)
  • Improve the Safety and Aesthetics of Cross Street and the Second Street Stairs ($250,000)
  • Establish the North Bay ReGeneration Project for Environmental Education ($400,000)
  • Establish a Community Food Hub to Support Small Startup Businesses ($700,000)
  • Stabilize the Dunn Warehouse for Future Re-Use ($1,000,000)
  • Winterize Basilica Hudson and Create a High-Visibility Public Greenspace ($250,000)
  • Redevelop the KAZ Site a Mixed-Use Transit-Oriented Development ($487,160)
  • Provide Workforce Development Infrastructure at River House ($250,000)
  • Repurpose Historic Fishing Village as a City Park ($150,290)
  • Construct Mixed-Use and Mixed-Income Housing on State Street ($800,000)
  • Provide Minority, Women and Veteran Owned Business Support ($100,000)
  • Fit Out Commercial Kitchen and Retail Space to Provide Workforce Training ($230,000)
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  1. Wouldn't it be nice to have public transportation in a City, and City supplied garbage and recycling cans.That is what real Cities provide.

  2. I've read this year's award announcements and project plans, and I must say, Stantec did a lousy job!

  3. That dripping noise you're hearing is New York State losing population and therefore congressional power every census year.

    But, just as the intoxicated woman at Shoprite told me over the sorry state of the potatoes, flecking spittle in my eye and grimacing with her nicotine stained teeth,

    "Be happy with what ya got."

  4. We need to keep an eye on the "truck separation" mentioned in the first item on the list ($3.9 million for streetscape improvements.) That is clearly an move toward facilitating Colarusso's gravel operation. I can't understand why somebody in Albany is so keen to support that mess-- it takes a special kind of stupid not to recognize that a community cannot build a great waterfront around a gravel dump and a truck route. Per usual, follow the money...

    1. Perhaps we need to embrace the gravel dump and have a gravel parade lauding all the benefits including a bride choking from gravel dust.