Governor Hochul Announces Transformational Projects for Endicott as Part of $10 Million Downtown Revitalization Initiative

December 22, 2022

Eight Downtown Revitalization Projects Will Improve Walkability and Connectivity; Enhance Housing and Employment Opportunities; and Expand Community Services and Cultural Amenities

Project Renderings Available Here

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced eight transformational projects in the Village of Endicott as part of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative Award. The Awards will attract businesses, create jobs and grow the workforce to expand the local innovation economy.

"My administration is committed to revitalizing New York's downtowns and ensuring businesses have the resources needed to thrive in their local communities," Governor Hochul said. "These projects will uplift the local economy of Endicott while expanding community services and cultural amenities that will bring the community together and spur economic development for generations to come."

The Village of Endicott is experiencing an influx of advanced manufacturing businesses, which has brought with it more people and jobs that can contribute to the downtown's vibrancy. The DRI area brings together four distinct areas of downtown—the Downtown Core; the Huron Campus; Little Italy; and the Western gateway. Endicott's DRI investments will strengthen connectivity between the downtown Core and surrounding neighborhoods and establish a strong sense of place to ensure that these areas function as an integrated downtown community.

The DRI investments are part of the Governor's ongoing efforts to revitalize the upstate economy and create more opportunities within the Southern Tier. The DRI is led by the Department of State, which provides technical assistance as each participating community develops a Strategic Investment Plan identifying specific projects with a unique vision for the revitalization of the downtown area.

The specific projects to be funded through the DRI support several goals and strategies contained in the community's Strategic Investment Plan, such as - improving streetscape walkability and connectivity; enhancing business and housing opportunities by redeveloping existing properties and vacant spaces; and expanding community services and cultural amenities. The $9.7 million State investment in these projects through the DRI will leverage additional public and private investments as the revitalization process proceeds and builds momentum.

Read the full press release here.