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Gooseberry Creek Revitalization Strategy: Community Vision & Design Workshops

Please help create a vision for our Village and its waterways by attending and sharing your ideas at a series of upcoming community workshops this October.

The Village of Tannersville is beginning a process to improve local quality of life in the Village by developing a plan to revitalize the Gooseberry Creek Corridor and Rip Van Winkle Lake. The Gooseberry Creek Revitalization Strategy and Lake Restoration Plan will be prepared with funding provided by the New York State Department of State under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund.

A series of community workshops over three days will focus on the community's vision for revitalizing the Village and its waterway. "The involvement of all community members is critical to developing a strategy that uses our incredible assets to maintain a high quality of life," says Village Mayor, Lee McGunnigle. A team of consultants selected by the Village and the Hunter Foundation will lead this community engagement process to help craft the community's vision. The team, led by River Street Planning & Development, is known for developing strategies based on strong community engagement, visionary community design and exciting graphics that communicate a community's vision. Margaret Irwin, Principal of River Street Planning and Development, describes the vision and design workshops as using a "high intensity and highly collaborative approach that gives real power to citizen input...Planners and designers will respond to community preferences in 'real time'."

Please join us to give your important input during any or all of the following key events. All events will be held at the Mountain Top Library in the Community Room, at 6093 Main Street, Tannersville, NY.

VISIONING WORKSHOP

  • PUBLIC 'WALK AND TALK' TOUR OF THE VILLAGE & THE LAKE:

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - Meet at the Tannersville Library - 4:30-5:30 pm.

  • GOOSEBERRY CREEK VISIONING WORKSHOP:

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - Library Community Room - 7:00-9:00 pm.

COMMUNITY DESIGN WORKSHOP - DAY ONE

  • GOOSEBERRY CREEK REVITALIZATION STRATEGY COMMUNITY DESIGN WORKSHOP (DAY 1):

Friday, October 14 - OPEN HOUSE: Talk with the designers and comment on emerging ideas. Library Community Room - 7:00-8:30 pm.

COMMUNITY DESIGN WORKSHOP - DAY TWO

  • GOOSEBERRY CREEK REVITALIZATION STRATEGY COMMUNITY DESIGN WORKSHOP (DAY 2):

Saturday, October 15 - COMMUNITY WORKSHOP: Library Community Room - 5:00-6:30 pm.

For more information or questions regarding the workshops please contact:

Anne Jakubowski,

The Hunter Foundation, INC

E-mail: anne@hunterfoundation.org                                                                           

Phone: 518-589-5050 ext. 10.