Central Islip - Downtown Revitalization Initiative 


Downtown Central Islip was selected as the winner of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) in the Long Island region. New York State’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative seeks to “transform communities ripe for development into vibrant neighborhoods where the next generation of New Yorkers will want to live, work, and raise a family.” State funding can be used to fund eligible capital projects that have the potential to spark economic vitality and growth in downtown, including projects that:

  • Improve Central Islip’s downtown as a source of economic growth, expanding current businesses, recreational uses, and housing.
  • Retain and attract a diverse group of people of all ages, ethnicities, and incomes.
  • Enhance quality of life for Central Islip residents.
  • Ensure that growth and investment benefit everyone.


There will be three (3) public hearings scheduled over the next 6 months. The first public meeting will be held on Monday November 19, 2018 from 6pm - 8pm at the Central Islip High School Cafeteria.  Please join us!

For More Information follow these links to webisites at the Town of Islip and the New York State Department of State: