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Slate of Projects Recommended by LPC for DRI Funding

Please note that the 127th St Entry Plaza with Park Amenities (sponsor: NYC DPR) is not in the slate of projects recommended by LPC for DRI funding but will be included as a priority project in the Strategic Investment Plan (SIP).

  • LPC Members
    Ethel Battle-Velez, Johnson Houses, Executive Board of Manhattan N. Citywide Council of Presidents Melody Capote, Caribbean Culture Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) Diane Collier, Uptown Grand Central Michelle Cruz, Union Settlement's Economic Development Center Dimitri Gatanas, Urban Garden Center & UGCeats Jonah Gensler, LSA Facility Health Service Diana Larazadall, La Villa Merchants Association Mark Levine, Manhattan Borough President's Office Sade Lythcott, National Black Theatre Eri Noguchi, The Association to Benefit Children Jim Ratti, 1775 Houses Tenants Association Sam Rivera, ON Point NYC Patricia Singletary, Elmendorf Reformed Church Robin E Spann-Jacobus, Addie May Collin's Head Start (3) Ann Marie Vasquez, Boriken Neighborhood Health Center Jessica Walker, REDC and Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Jon Weinbach, New York Proton Center

Community Vision and Goals

Process

Eligible Projects

The DRI program is a comprehensive approach to boosting local economies by transforming communities into vibrant neighborhoods where the current and next generation of communities will want to live, work, learn, and play. Funds from the DRI program can be used as gap funding for eligible capital projects.

Eligible and complete projects can be broadly categorized into four categories:

1/ New Development and/or Rehabilitation of Existing
     Downtown Buildings

2/ Public Improvement Projects

3/ Small Project Fund

4/ Branding and Marketing


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 East Harlem DRI Boundary 

All Projects

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 East Harlem DRI Boundary 

The DRI provides an opportunity for stakeholders and community members to submit projects that will be considered by the Local Planning Committee (LPC) for inclusion in the DRI Strategic Investment Plan. Projects should advance East Harlem's vision and leverage additional investment. Projects may range in cost and scale, from small improvements to large-scale construction projects. 

Prospective applicants are required to demonstrate their preparedness and ability to both identify and execute a completed and eligible project. These projects should work towards a collective goal of successfully achieving a community vision.

Call for Projects

The call for projects is now closed.

 

The call for projects from the community was open from

June 15, 2023 - August 11, 2023. 

As part of the East Harlem DRI process the community will identify transformative projects that may be realized with an investment from the DRI. It is expected that DRI funds will be used for capital projects that will transform the physical environment of the downtown in ways that will benefit current residents and future generations.

Additional Information

  • LPC Members
    Ethel Battle-Velez, Johnson Houses, Executive Board of Manhattan N. Citywide Council of Presidents Melody Capote, Caribbean Culture Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) Diane Collier, Uptown Grand Central Michelle Cruz, Union Settlement's Economic Development Center Dimitri Gatanas, Urban Garden Center & UGCeats Jonah Gensler, LSA Facility Health Service Diana Larazadall, La Villa Merchants Association Mark Levine, Manhattan Borough President's Office Sade Lythcott, National Black Theatre Eri Noguchi, The Association to Benefit Children Jim Ratti, 1775 Houses Tenants Association Sam Rivera, ON Point NYC Patricia Singletary, Elmendorf Reformed Church Robin E Spann-Jacobus, Addie May Collin's Head Start (3) Ann Marie Vasquez, Boriken Neighborhood Health Center Jessica Walker, REDC and Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Jon Weinbach, New York Proton Center
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