City officials name DRI Project Coordinator

City officials name DRI Project Coordinator.
PLATTSBURGH — For the City of Plattsburgh, pieces of their economic development puzzle are finally falling into place.
Kathy Hochul announced that the Lake City would receive funding for 10 proposed projects through a $10 million DRI award from the state.
Now it’s time for Wood to take the wheel.
The 23 year old graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh in 2016 with a degree in Economics and Political Science and has worked as a constituent liaison and case worker with Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Willsboro) for the last two years.
“I enjoy shopping at the local stores, eating at the downtown restaurants, and spending time partaking in downtown events/festivities,” Wood told the Sun in an email.
“The state has allowed us to use a small portion of the funds to create the temporary capacity to implement the approved Downtown Revitalization Initiative projects,” Read told The Sun.
City officials announced last week that they would seek state funding in an effort to revitalize the Dock Street landing area.
The state approved nearly all of the city’s proposed projects for DRI funding, but according to Read, the Dock Street revitalization project was only partially funded — the state agreeing to finance a feasibility study.
Officials will apply for a $3 million New York State Water Infrastructure Improvement Act Grant (WIIA), which they say could cover 60 percent of the total cost — the city needing to put up $2 million as a matching component.

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