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Village of Waterloo requesting public input on DRI application

The Village of Waterloo will gather input on its application for up to $10 million in state funding at the Rotary Farmers Market on Saturday, September 17.

The village will apply for funding through the state’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI).


The state-run economic development program focuses on transforming downtown neighborhoods into magnets for business, housing diversity, redevelopment and job creation, according to New York State’s website.

Potential projects for this round of funding include building improvements, streetscape upgrades and canalside enhancements, according to a Wednesday, September 14 press release.

Those who visit the village’s booth at the Rotary Farmers Market will have the opportunity to comment on potential projects included in the application, said the village.

Those who are not able to attend in person can participate via SurveyMonkey starting Friday, September 16. Link here.


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In December 2021, the village won a $10 million DRI grant from the fifth round of the state’s DRI funding.

The final list of projects- seven in total- was presented by the DRI Local Planning Committee at a public meeting in July of this year.

More on projects related to last year’s DRI grant here.


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