Community Development


To improve the quality of life for all City residents by identifying and pursuing state and federal funded housing, economic development, public facilities, infrastructure, recreation, and community planning projects supported by city residents and other community organizations.

Vision for Downtown

Working shoulder to shoulder with other community organizations, we strive to create economic opportunities, improve housing conditions and enhance amenities for the city’s residents. We have contributed to infrastructure improvements, like sidewalks, street lighting, sanitary and water systems, and landscaping. The City has developed an exciting vision for its downtown and waterfront revitalization program. A public and private endeavor supported by resources and funding from NYS Department of State, NY Office of Community Renewal, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal, revitalization efforts include improvements to streetscape, preservation of historical buildings, as well as redevelopment of the lakefront.

Our Plan to Grow

Economic Development is building places where people want to live, work and invest by

  • Stimulating new investment
  • Adaptively reusing old assets
  • Building new community assets
  • Revitalizing communities and neighborhoods, particularly downtown business districts
  • Preserving critical environmental resources
  • Encouraging sustainable development
  • Creating intergovernmental partnerships and collaborative projects
  • Enhancing public awareness and pride

Downtown Revitalization Initiative

In early April, Governor Cuomo announced a $10 million opportunity for 1 community in each of the 10 Regional Economic Development areas with an existing and progressing Downtown. The City of Plattsburgh submitted an application to be considered as the North Country Regional $10 million recipients. To see the application, click the "Downtown Revitalization Initiative Application" below.

DRI Draft Generic Environmental Impact Study

The City of Plattsburgh revitalization efforts will result in several downtown area improvement projects, some of which have already been specifically proposed and some of which are in the conceptual stage. The Common Council recognized that the projects may result in one or more significant impacts on the environment and wishes to review the potential impacts of the projects together rather than separately, including consideration of potential cumulative impacts. For more info please go to, DRI Environmental Impact GEIS 

DRI Generic Environmental Impact Study - Scoping Documents

As part of the City of Plattsburgh Downtown Revitalization Projects Generic Environmental Impact Statement being prepared pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) the draft and the final scoping document has been completed and accepted by the City of Plattsburgh Common Council. 

 For more info please go to, DRI-Environmental-Impact-GEIS