ABOUT THE PROCESS
Projects Recommended for DRI Funding
Following their final meeting on August 12, the Peekskill DRI Local Planning Committee voted to recommend the following projects for DRI funding. After submission of the final DRI Strategic Investment Plan, New York State will review the list of projects recommended for funding and will select projects for funding from that list. Criteria for final award of funding include public support, feasibility, alignment with state and local goals, cost effectiveness, co-benefits, and catalytic effect.
1A: Construct the Peekskill Art Center
1B: Implement Public Wi-Fi in Lepore and Pugsley Parks and Low-Cost Internet Service for Bohlmann Towers and Barham Senior Houses
1C: Create a Marketing and Branding Strategy with Wayfinding Signage
1D: Solar Power Generation on N. Water Street
2A: Improve Connections for Pedestrians and Cyclists between the Waterfront and Downtown
2B: Create Peekskill Plaza, Upgrade the Gazebo Plaza, and Improve Downtown Streetscapes
2C: Implement the RIDE! Peekskill Hyper-Local Green Mobility System
3A: Improve the Paramount Theater
3B: Transform Downtown Peekskill with Public Art
3C: Create a Library and Cultural Center within the HRH Care Health Center
4A: Reconstruct Fleischmann Pier as a Premier Waterfront Destination
4B: Create a Community Paddling and Environmental Education Center
4C: Enhance Pugsley Park as a Downtown Attraction
4D: Downtown Revitalization Fund
4E: Enhance Monument Park, a Gateway into Downtown Peekskill
5A: Redevelop 41 North Division Street
5B: Transform the Kiley Youth Center as a New Location of the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester
5C: Construct Mixed-Use Buildings on North Division Street Including Affordable Housing
5D: Expand Field Library to Better Serve the Peekskill Community
Downtown Peekskill is a friendly, intergenerational, and diverse community that will leverage its lively arts, entertainment, and dining scene; excellent access to regional recreation opportunities; entrepreneurial spirit; and historic charm to welcome people of all ages, incomes, and backgrounds to live, visit, learn, work, and raise a family.
PRELIMINARY DRI GOALS
Attract and support job opportunities for all skill and wage levels, helping both current and future residents establish and grow their careers and the City to expand its tax base, including through investments in critical infrastructure and the youth of the community.
Strengthen linkages from the central business district to the transit-oriented waterfront area and to adjacent residential neighborhoods, creating inviting and walkable connections for downtown visitors.
Establish Peekskill as a regional arts, cultural, and dining destination, with a diverse range of offerings that support tourism as well as local jobs.
Enhance the attractiveness of the downtown environment for residents and visitors alike, through improvements to streetscapes, public spaces, wayfinding and parking signage, and overall aesthetics.
Promote a healthy balance of downtown uses, including retail, restaurants, small businesses, cultural and community institutions, and housing, to support a 24/7 community.
LOCAL PLANNING COMMITTEE
Andre Rainey Mayor of Peekskill
Marsha Gordon Business Council of Westchester
Bill Balter Wilder Balter Partners
Kay Barthelmes Peekskill Conservation Advisory Council
Tom Carey Westchester Putnam Central Labor Body
Jonathan Drapkin Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress
Brian Fassett Peekskill BID
Monica Flaherty Business Owner/Investor
Conor Greene Peekskill Walks
Louis Lanza Business Owner/Investor
Leslie Masson Peekskill Trolley Company
Sherry Mayo WCC Center for the Digital Arts
Deb Milone Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce
Ocean Morisset Peekskill Arts Alliance
Wilson Narvaez Business Owner
Charles Newman Business Owner
Kecia Palmer-Cousins Peekskill NAACP, Peekskill Youth Board
Maria Pereira Peekskill School Board
Bre Pettis Business Owner/Investor
Jeannette Phillips HRH Care
Joe Schuder Peekskill Human Relations Commission