The map higher than depicts the scope of the village of Potsdam’s $4.5 million Downtown Streetscape Improvement and Riverwalk Venture. A closing general public design and style workshop on the job is scheduled for Aug. 3. Picture submitted.
BY ADAM ATKINSON
North Place This Week
POTSDAM — Village residents and stakeholders will have just one far more probability to provide up strategies, principles, requests and fears concerning the village’s prepared multi-million greenback downtown rehabilitation.
The Village of Potsdam has scheduled its closing public layout workshop for the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) funded Downtown Streetscape Improvement and Riverwalk Venture on Thursday, Aug. 3, from 6-8 p.m. in the Community Area earlier mentioned the Village Police Station, 2 Park St. The Group Space is available for individuals with disabilities.
The $4.3 million Downtown Streetscape and Riverwalk Trail Project is funded through the Department of State and is aspect of the village’s $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative award the village received in 2019.
The initial section of the Downtown Riverwalk Trail via Garner Park on Raymond Road was done in the slide of 2021. Grant resources from the Office of State’s Area Waterfront Revitalization Software funded by the NYS Environmental Safety Fund have been applied to undertake the initially phase of the Riverwalk Path.
Once full, the challenge will develop a multi-modal riverwalk trail that will present increased community access to the Raquette River shoreline.
Prepared advancements consist of new sidewalks and curbs, decorative pavements and striping, ADA and crosswalk improvements, artwork in the landscape, roadway resurfacing, environmentally friendly stormwater infrastructure, road tree plantings, signage and way locating, streetscape furnishings and bike and pedestrian services.
Immediately after the conclusion of the Aug. 3 community workshop, style perform and allowing is expected to roll out by drop, job bidding and deal approvals are slated for wintertime and spring, and last but not least construction will start someday in upcoming calendar year.
The village’s DRI award is supporting considerable task operate in the group and between a regional corporations and non-income such as an enlargement of the Potsdam Meals Co-op, a group skate and artwork park, and expansions and rehab do the job of the North Place Children’s Museum, North State Arts Centre, Marketplace Sq. Shopping mall, and Roxy Theater.
The state’s DRI method redirects millions of taxpayer dollars just about every year to solitary communities in different locations of the condition as a result of a aggressive procedure some detractors have referred to as the “Hunger Video games.”
Most lately in St. Lawrence County, Massena was named the recipient of a DRI award in 2021.
The DRI system connects various state accredited projects in the receiver communities with distinct state organizations and funding streams, often with local match funding match and community engagement necessities.
Potsdam has sponsored a few general public structure workshops hence significantly searching for public input in the structure process for the Streetscape Improvement and Riverwalk Trail project including a assembly to solicit input from downtown enterprise and assets proprietors, a second workshop geared toward neighborhood people and most a short while ago, a third at Potsdam SummerFest.
Potsdam’s layout consulting crew from LaBella Associates and CLA Web sites are amassing reviews from residents, company owners and home entrepreneurs and will use them to inform the draft for the project’s closing structure.
People of the Village and fascinated functions are inspired to attend this remaining design workshop to master far more about the proposed job style and design and take gain of the possibility to give opinions to the Village and its design and style team, a press release from the village reported.
The idea strategies for the Downtown Streetscape Enhancement and the Riverwalk Path are also offered for the community to view and provide reviews. The strategies are on screen in the Civic Center Board Space. Prepared opinions will be approved right up until Aug. 8.
For much more data get hold of Fred Hanss, Director of the Village of Potsdam Scheduling and Enhancement Business office at [email protected] or (315) 265-1670.