The third Public Meeting for the Oneida DRI project was held on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 6:30pm at the Kallet Civic Center. For those of you unable to attend in person, we wanted to virtually replicate the experience of attending the public meeting in-person. Please provide your comments on the following items where prompted. All responses will be private and not visible to the public. Virtual responses will be collected from Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 6:30pm through Sunday, July 24 2022, 6:30pm.

Thanks in advance for participating in this important exercise!


The City’s DRI application (available HERE ) included many great projects, but additional potential projects will be accepted through March 21, 2022.  



New York State's Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI), a cornerstone of the State's economic development program, transforms downtown neighborhoods into vibrant centers that offer a high quality of life and are magnets for redevelopment, business, job creation, and economic and housing diversity.

The City of Oneida was awarded $10 Million in DRI Round Five to develop a downtown strategic investment plan and implement key catalytic projects that advance the community’s vision for revitalization. 



The purpose of this Open Call for Proposals is to identify additional potential projects that can provide economic and community development benefits. Please read the document linked below for more information about the Open Call process.


 A recording of the Open Call Office Hours meeting that occurred on March 14, 2022 can be found at the following link. Please note that there is a 10 minute portion where there was no interaction with potential project sponsors (starting at the 30:50 mark). Passcode: I#$251d*

Oneida DRI Vision  

The Oneida DRI Vision is to energize connections between our strong and vibrant arts communities, nationally designated historic districts, entrepreneurial spirit, and center of New York State location with innovative synergies that strengthen local economies, enhance cultural and entertainment activities, pursue climate sensitive development and provide a sustainable future supported by City residents.