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Catskill village looking for LWRP input

Jun 26, 2019 2:00 pm
Sarah Trafton is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media Catskill village residents will have the opportunity June 27, to attend an open house and discuss potential waterfront development. The village in 2017, was awarded $85,000 by the state Department of State to complete a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program. The program provides coastal municipalities with assistance to reduce flood risk and increase economic development and recreation along the riverfront. As the village moves into the final stage of updating its comprehensive plan, residents are being asked to think about waterfront revitalization. The village is partnering with Crawford and Associates to create its program. “No idea is too small or too large,” Catskill Village President Vincent Seeley said. “The sky is the limit.” Seeley also hopes residents will take the time to consider what type of economic development they want to see along the river. The new comprehensive plan is expected to be completed by late September. By developing a plan, the village will balance economic development with preservation of natural resources and develop a future around its waterfront, said Donna Verna, of Crawford & Associates. The village is partnering with Crawford & Associates to create the program. The first open house will be held 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thu., June 27, at the Robert C. Antonelli Senior Center in the village. During the meeting, the waterfront plan will be presented for public comment. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.