June 9, 2022
Ward 6 Open Space & Connectivity Planning Workshop
Thursday, June 9, 2022
The residents of Ward 6/East Lakeview are invited to an open house and planning workshop to share their ideas and shape the future of their neighborhood.
Hosted by the Geneva Open Space & Connectivity Planning Project consultant team, the workshop is aimed at gathering input about community wants and needs, focused on improving streets and sidewalks for walking, enhancing neighborhood parks and open space, envisioning the re-purposing of the elevated Lehigh Valley rail line as a pedestrian trail, and creating safe, convenient ways to get to the lakefront.
The workshop is scheduled for Thursday, June 9th from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Courtyard Apartments Community Room located on 10 Goodman Street, Geneva, NY 14456.
Come at the beginning for a walking tour along Marsh Creek or drop in at any time. There will be opportunities to learn about the project’s background, funding, and progress, interactive group activities and opportunities for individual feedback. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Masks are strongly encouraged during the workshop and social distancing will be practiced.
The Open Space and Connectivity Strategy Planning project will advance a key element of the City of Geneva’s “Open Space and Connectivity” strategy within its state-approved North End BOA revitalization plan. The project will assess feasibility and provide schematic designs for walking connections between East Lakeview, downtown, and the waterfront, including over/across the rail lines and Routes 5 & 20 in conjunction with a roadway reconfiguration, a rails-to-trails study for the inactive rail line between Lehigh Valley Depot and East North Street, a Marsh Creek greenway concept, and associated cost estimates and environmental review. The 430-acre North End BOA extends from the City’s northern boundary to the Seneca Lake Shoreline and generally from Genesee Street to the City’s eastern boundary.
The project is funded by the New York State Department of State with funds provided under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund.