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

Ten Downtown Revitalization Projects Will Enhance Walkability and Connectivity to the Waterfront and Public Places, Increase Arts and Cultural Amenities and Expand Business and Housing Opportunities

Renderings of Projects Available Here

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced 10 transformational projects in the Village of Haverstraw as part of a $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative award. The projects will enhance Haverstraw's rich historic, cultural and natural resources while improving its walkability. Renderings of the projects are available here.

"Through the Downtown Revitalization Initiative, we are making communities across our state more accessible and vibrant places to live and visit," Governor Hochul said. "This funding will support locally-led initiatives to reinvigorate Haverstraw's downtown, improving recreation, housing and business opportunities throughout the village to help the community flourish for generations to come."

The Village of Haverstraw seeks to re-energize its downtown by further integrating ethnicities and cultures, developing workforce and market-rate housing, inducing growth of existing and new businesses, connecting downtown to the waterfront and fostering collaborative efforts between the private sector, government and local non-profit organizations. Haverstraw's Downtown Revitalization Initiative award will enable the village to continue revitalizing its downtown in a balanced way that supports the existing residents, enhancing their quality of life while making the village more attractive for visitors and new residents. The investments are part of the Governor's ongoing efforts to revitalize the economy and create more opportunities within the Mid-Hudson Region. The Downtown Revitalization Initiative 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 Downtown Revitalization Initiative support several goals and strategies contained in the community's Strategic Investment Plan, such as enhancing walkability and connectivity to the waterfront and public places; increasing arts and cultural amenities; and expanding business and housing opportunities. The $9.7 million state investment in these projects through the Downtown Revitalization Initiative will leverage additional public and private sector investments as the revitalization process proceeds and builds momentum.

Read the full press release here.