Munson to Hold Groundbreaking Press Conference for DRI Landscape Transformation Project on April 11

WHAT: Munson is holding a groundbreaking ceremony and press conference to announce a transformational landscape project on its Genesee Street property. The project follows years of planning that began with Munson being allocated more than $800,000 from Utica’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) grant from New York State. Munson’s is one of the largest projects included in Utica’s DRI grant. A project presentation will immediately follow in the Sinnott Family – Bank of Utica Auditorium by lead architecture firm Sue Steele Landscape Architecture.

WHO: Speakers will include:

  • Anna D’Ambrosio – Munson President and CEO
  • X. Matt II – Munson Board of Trustees President
  • Mike Galime – City of Utica Mayor
  • Marianne Buttenschon – New York State Assemblywoman
  • Anthony Picente – Oneida County Executive
  • Joseph A. Griffo – New York State Senator


WHEN: Thursday, April 11, 2024
10 a.m.

WHERE: Munson’s Front Lawn near Fountain Elms

310 Genesee St.

Utica, N.Y. 13502


VISUALS: Construction has already begun on Munson’s front steps, and project renderings from Sue Steele Landscape Architecture will be available for viewing.

INTERVIEWS: Guest speakers listed above, Munson staff, and Steel Landscape Architecture representatives will be available for interviews.