Port Jervis Winner of DRI Round 6

The City of Port Jervis was awarded $10 million in funding as the Mid-Hudson Region winner of the sixth round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI). Port Jervis will begin the process of developing a Strategic Investment Plan to revitalize its downtown with up to $300,000 in planning funds from the $10 million DRI grant. A Local Planning Committee made up of municipal representatives, community leaders, and other stakeholders will lead the effort, supported by a team of private sector experts and state planners. The Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) will examine local assets and opportunities to identify economic development, transportation, housing, and community projects that align with Port Jervis’s vision for downtown revitalization and that are poised for implementation. The Plan will also guide the investment of DRI grant funds in revitalization projects that will advance the community’s vision and that can leverage and expand upon the state’s $10 million investment. This webpage provides information on the DRI program and how to participate in the public engagement process.

About Port Jervis

Port Jervis is a small city located at the junction of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The city was part of early industrial history as it served as a point for shipping coal to major markets to the southeast by canal and later by railroads. Presently, travelers and tourists pass through Port Jervis on their way to enjoying rafting, kayaking, canoeing, and other activities in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, as well as the surrounding area.

Port Jervis is a part of the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown metropolitan area and the larger New York Metropolitan area. Port Jervis’s location, its history as a transportation and industrial center, and its proximity to recreational amenities are among some of the qualities that make the city a unique destination and place to live. Learn More.