The village of Ossining and nonprofit organizations that focus on regional redevelopment will host a Hudson Valley Main Street Summit next month in the village of Ossining.
The program, “Downtown Redevelopment Strategies,” is presented in partnership with the Community Preservation Corporation, Historic Hudson River Towns and the village.
The Hudson Valley Main Street Summit is geared toward local businesses and property owners, developers, investors, brokers, municipal officials as well as community and economic development groups. It is a free conference featuring panelists analyzing current downtown redevelopment trends and options. The session will be at the Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Ave., from 8:30 am – 1:00pm April 17.
“The Summit comes at mid-morning of a new day in the Village of Ossining – a renaissance of economic development already resplendent with new housing at all levels of affordability and new space being prepared for new commercial establishments to cater to the needs of current and future residents,” said Mayor William Hanauer, one of the speakers.
Several mixed-use residential developments under construction, including a new five-story brick and masonry building at 147-155 Main St., and the luxury apartment community Avalon Ossining. Plans are also moving forward for the development of Market Square, which includes residential and retail spaces and public space for the community.
Affordable housing and redevelopment options will be discussed by Sadie McKeown, Senior Vice President and CEO of CPC and Jonathan Drapkin, President and CEO of Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress.
Larisa Ortiz of Larisa Ortiz Associates LLC, a consulting firm specializing in commercial revitalization projects, will talk about how to attract and retail retail developments. Ortiz, who teaches at Pratt Institute, managed a NYC agency team that focused on the redevelopment of 125th Street in Harlem.
Jerry Faiella, Executive Director of Historic Hudson River Towns, and Mary Kay Vrba, Executive Director of Dutchess County Tourism will focus on tourism and creating jobs and generating sales tax revenue.
Reservations for the forum are recommended. For information or to register, visit www.communityp.com and click on events.