On Wednesday August 21st from 4:00 PM to 7:00PM representatives of the City of Plattsburgh and various partners working on the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) will conduct an Open House at the Farmers Market Pavillion on the Durkee Street site. This open house will provide an update and the latest information for several projects progressing in downtown Plattsburgh. The public is invited to attend, view the current state of planning, and ask questions about these projects. Community members will have the opportunity to visit various tables to view current information, and 2D and 3D renderings of the DRI projects. Representatives will be available to address questions regarding each of the projects.
The following groups will be present and have tables for the Open House:
Prime Plattsburgh LLC- Durkee Street Mixed-Use Development Project
Saratoga Associates- Streetscape Improvements and Riverfront Access Projects including the Arts Park
Community Development Office, City of Plattsburgh- Parking Plans, Downtown Branding and Marketing, Saranac River Trail, and Downtown Grant Program
The Mayor's Office - Estimates of the various economic benefits from these major initiatives
At 3:45PM there will be a Press Conference preceding the Open House, in which various representatives will discuss their projects.
Mayor Read notes, "This is a large State of New York investment in our community, and is matched by an even more substantial private investment in housing and commercial space of a magnitude our City has not seen in decades. The public has a strong interest in the success of these projects, both in the increased quality of life and amenities for our residents, but also in the economic benefits that will translate into lower property taxes. Visitors, employees, and residents of our downtown will also see an increase in the quality and improvement in the location of downtown parking, and access to the Saranac River Front. I hope our taxpayers and residents can come see for themselves what the future of our downtown will soon look like."