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SARANAC LAKE – This village is asking its residents to share their thoughts on how best to spend $ 4.3 million in state grants on seven public projects around the city.
A survey listing space use options at Three Parks, Three Streets, and the River Walk thanks to a downtown state grant from the Revitalization Initiative can be found at https://www.https: / /bit.ly/3oPWVDF.
The investigation will be open until May 27.
It contains concept designs for these areas and allows you to comment on all of them. The results of the survey will lead to new designs which in turn will be used to draft the final designs by informing the construction documents.
Village community development director Jamie Konkoski said the village uses audience input to combine ideas or add new ones.
Improvements are proposed to three areas of the park.
At Ward Plumadore Park – a 0.3 acre space at the intersection of Broadway and Bloomingdale Avenue – major landscaping changes are proposed, including a street-level plaza and a boulder “scramble.” The main choice respondents will need to make is whether the park should be topped with a small-scale fire tower or an open space with seating.
The main question at Berkeley Green Park is how to design the new public toilets planned in the parking lot. The two options offered are a wood siding or a film printed with photos or a mural.
In William Morris Park – where the Adirondack Carousel is located – the village asks what people think of adding to the playground. There are outdoor, playground style musical instruments, seating and seating available.
There are improvements to the streetscape on three streets with the aim of increasing connectivity in the village and adding urban forestry.
The big decision residents will need to make is designing a sign at the intersection of Woodruff Street and Broadway. The sign will be a kind of “bridge” in the Woodruff Street area, and the two proposed signs are a vertical board on the sidewalk or a horizontal sign crossing the street.
For the planned Village Extension from Church Street to Woodruff Street, respondents can express their preferred fence and walkway designs.
Last week, the village held an open house where people spoke with consultants from the environmental design and research firm and village employees.
Konkoski said people were excited about the projects.
“I have only heard positive comments,” Konkoski said. “People were asking questions like ‘Why are you doing this?’ Or ‘What is it for?’ But in general everything was very positive.
She said improvements to Woodruff Street, which will also be the end point of the river walk, the site of a new brewery and a section of the state railroad track, was an area of discussion. popular. The same was true for the new bathrooms offered at Berkeley Green and the expansion of Ward Plumadore.
The mayor of the village, Clyde Rabideau, did not attend the meeting, but shared his thoughts on one of the projects afterwards.
“I’m not that much in love with Ward Plumadore Park,” Said Rabideau. “I don’t see why we would make a big investment there. … But my ears are open to people. If they believe otherwise, I will listen to them.