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

December 19, 2022

Six Downtown Revitalization Projects Will Enhance Walkability, Transit Use and Waterfront Access; Improve Public Places for Performing Arts and Cultural Activities; and Expand Community Services

Renderings of Projects Available Here

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced six transformational projects in the Village of Ossining as part of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative Award. The awards will leverage the community's walkability and rich historic, cultural, and natural resources.

"My administration will continue to prioritize transformational projects through targeted investments that will strengthen communities across New York," Governor Hochul said. "These projects will create a more walkable, vibrant downtown Ossining, while expanding community services and spurring economic development that will benefit generations of New Yorkers who call Ossining home."

The Village of Ossining possesses several significant assets to build upon—the Hudson River waterfront, a historic Main Street, ethnic and cultural diversity through a large Latino and African-American population and a Metro-North train station. Ossining's Revitalization is focused on a series of synergistic projects to enhance public spaces, improve cultural and community assets and build the infrastructure to support existing businesses and leverage new growth and development far beyond the downtown area. 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 Award (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 — enhancing walkability, transit use and waterfront access; Improve public spaces for performing arts and cultural activities; and expanding community services. The $9.7 million State investment in these projects through the DRI will leverage additional public and private sector investments as the revitalization process proceeds and builds momentum.

Read the full press release here.