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You are how change happens.

Gathering public input is essential to create lasting change. We need input on the Clinton-Kirkland Strategic Investment Plan from those who know the city best: YOU. Opportunities to engage in the DRI planning process will be posted on this page, including open houses, surveys, meetings, and presentations. Your feedback will help us shape the future of Clinton and Kirkland in feasible, sustainable ways. Activities will be conducted at various locations around the community, employing innovative public outreach strategies to engage the full array of community stakeholders as outlined in the Public Engagement Strategy. 

Live Webinar Public Presentation

Clinton-Kirkland DRI Strategic Investment Plan

Tuesday, December 5th, 2023 - 4:30 PM - Zoom Webinar


Public Comment Period - Dec 5 to 10

If you missed the presentation, feel free to view the recording or the slides and you are invited to submit comments on the plan through the contact form on this website.

What's next?

This is the final event of the planning process. Following this presentation, the Strategic Investment Plan will be finalized and submitted to New York State. The State will carefully review the recommended projects ($14.6 million worth) and make the final selection of which projects will receive DRI funding ($9.7 million total). Award announcements will be made in early 2024, after which work can commence on the funded projects.

Previous Events

LPC Meeting #5

Date:  Wednesday November 15th, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: Kirkland Town Hall 3699 Route 12B

The fifth LPC meeting presented the final slate of projects recommended for funding to the state.

LPC Meeting #4

Date:  Tuesday October 17th, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: Kirkland Town Hall 3699 Route 12B

The fourth LPC meeting presented a summary of public input received since the August meeting, including at Open House #2, and evaluated the potential DRI projects to arrive at a narrowed list.

Virtual Open House #2

open online August 31 - September 7 

A HUGE thank you to the 156 participants of the virtual survey.

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Open House #2

August 30th, 4:30 - 7:00 pm

Kirkland Art Center, 9 1/2 E Park Row, Clinton

The second open house provided an opportunity for the community to peruse and comment on potential DRI projects as well as the draft revitalization strategies.

Thanks for coming out, we had over 100 participants!! 

LPC Meeting #3

Date:  Wednesday August 30th, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Location: Kirkland Town Hall 3699 Route 12B

The third LPC meeting discussed DRI strategies and reviewed potential DRI projects. The LPC expanded the DRI boundary to include all potential DRI projects (map will be revised and posted). For private projects, the DRI funding request was set at a maximum of $1.5 million and 40% of the total project cost. The LPC will begin their project review in September.  

LPC Meeting #2

Date:  Tuesday August 1st, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Location: Kirkland Town Hall 3699 Route 12B

The second LPC meeting reviewed key findings from the Downtown Profile and outcomes of the Public Engagement Events. It included a Vision and Goals discussion and a brief overview of the project proposals received through the Open Call for Projects.

Thank you to all those that attended! If you were unable to attend, you can view the slides here.

Open House #1

Date: June 29th, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Kirkland Art Center 9 1/2 E Park Row


The Open House provided an opportunity for members of the public to provide input on downtown today and their vision and goals for downtown tomorrow. 

Visioning Survey

June 29 - July 7

For community members who were unable to attend the in-person DRI Open House on June 29th, the aim of this survey was to share information about the DRI planning process currently underway and collect input on the community's vision for the DRI area. Thank you to everyone who took the survey!

LPC Meeting #1

Date: June 6th, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Location: Kirkland Town Hall 3699 Route 12B

The first LPC meeting introduced the DRI Process including the steps to develop a Strategic Investment Plan and select a list of transformative projects to recommend to the state for DRI funding.

Thank you to all those that attended! We had a great attendance from the public for the first meeting. If you were unable to attend, you can view the slides and meeting summary.

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