DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN – Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in October that Downtown Brooklyn will receive $10 million from New York State’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI), a program that works to “transform communities into vibrant neighborhoods” while boosting local economies.
On Tuesday, December 4, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is hosting a Public Open House where Brooklynites can learn more about the award and share their ideas on how the money should be spent. Adams and a team of community leaders and stakeholders will lead a Local Planning Committee that will develop a Strategic Investment Plan to revitalize the neighborhood and select “projects that support growth and quality of life throughout Downtown Brooklyn.” The committee will announce the final recommendations in March 2019.
“This funding will help advance a vision that has been more than a decade in the making, and it will further community dialogue to identify the most meaningful infrastructure investments that help make our shared vision of the Brooklyn Strand into a reality,” Brooklyn Borough President Adams said following Cuomo’s announcement in October. “I look forward to working with the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and DUMBO BID, my partners on this proposal, as well as local elected officials and community stakeholders on developing a strategic plan for this state funding, focused on improving the livability and connectivity of our borough’s downtown core.”
“Come share your input on potential projects to create an even more vibrant and inclusive Downtown Brooklyn,” an invite for tomorrow’s meeting reads. “We want to hear from YOU!”
Brooklyn Downtown Revitalization Initiative Public Open House
Tuesday, December 4, 6:30pm – 8:30pm (doors open at 6:15pm)
Ingersoll Community Center, 177 Myrtle Avenue (at Prince Street), Fort Greene