The City of Batavia has been selected as a finalist in the Finger Lakes Region $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative Competition. 

The Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) will invest $10 million in one community that is ripe for development within the Finger Lakes Region.  The DRI will transform the selected community into a vibrant downtown where tomorrow’s workforce will want to live, work and raise families.  The program emphasizes using investments to reinforce and leverage additional public and private commitments.

The City has submitted a DRI strategy that encompasses 366 acres of the central business corridor and nearby neighborhoods.  The DRI award would be a catalyst for the Batavia Opportunity Area plans to materialize.

“This is the most positive momentum during my time in Batavia.  I believe the unprecedented collaboration is a good reason for the Finger Lakes Region to “Bet on Batavia”, said Jason Molino, City Manager.

Please show your support and “Bet on Batavia” by participating in a “Sidewalk Chalk Campaign” in front of City Hall TODAY!! June 15th starting at 10:00 a.m.  Chalk your ideas down on how you would place your $10 million “Bet on Batavia”!

The award winner will be announced by New York State Regional Economic Development Council on Thursday, June 23rd.