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Newark holding DRI planning meeting Monday night

The village of Newark holds a Downtown Revitalization Initiative meeting Monday at 6 p.m. in the Diamond Room at the Conference Center at Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES at 131 Drumlin Court. Meeting goers should enter at the rear of the building.

By July 2022, the DRI Local Planning Committee will develop a $10 million Strategic Investment Plan for Newark that will examine local assets and opportunities and recommend economic development, transportation, housing, and community projects that align with the community’s vision for downtown revitalization and that are poised for implementation.

What will survey of residents reveal as top priorities?

Labella Associates of Rochester is the consultant chosen by the state to work with the village to develop its DRI plan. The local planning committee sent a survey to village residents to get input on how they’d like the $10 million dollars in DRI funds to be spent.

The DRI is led by the Department of State. Communities receive support from private sector experts and a team of state agency staff led by the Department of State in close partnership with Empire State Development, and NYS Homes and Community Renewal. Other agencies are also involved in reviewing and implementing projects.

In the Finger Lakes, Geneva, Seneca Falls and Penn Yan have also been awarded DRI funds.

If you can’t attend the meeting in person, you can register for a Zoom link here.