Downtown Revitalization Initiative

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Welcome to the web page for the Rochester Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI). Here you’ll find updates on the DRI process, information on submitting a project proposal, and upcoming engagement opportunities.  In December 2021, Governor Kathy Hochul awarded the City of Rochester $10 million in funding through the fifth round of the State’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) designed to revitalize communities and grow the economy.

A Local Planning Committee (LPC) of municipal representatives, community leaders and other stakeholders has been formed to guide Rochester’s strategic investment plan for the funding. By July 2022, the DRI Local Planning Committee will develop a $10 million Strategic Investment Plan for Downtown Rochester between Main Street, Franklin Street, Andrews Street, and the Genesee River. This plan will examine local assets and opportunities and recommend a series of economic development, transportation, housing, and community projects for DRI funding. These projects must be poised for implementation and help achieve the community's vision for downtown revitalization.

View an image of the of the DRI project area >>  

Local Planning Committee Roster >>

For more information, please contact Sarabrent McCoy at

Community Engagement 

Local Planning Committee Meeting #7 (July 13)

Public Meeting #3 Recommended Project (July 11)  

Local Planning Committee Meeting #6 (June 29)  

 Local Planning Committee Meeting #5 (June 15)  

Local Planning Committee Meeting #4 (May 25) 

Public Meeting #2: Project Proposal Open House (May 4) 

Local Planning Committee Meeting #3 (April 20