I love this blog. Sometimes I hate it, but I generally love it (sometimes). One reason why I love it is for the aftermath some of my articles produce. I am referring to my latest regarding bay development: TAX BREAKS ARE FOR THE WRONG AREA. [OPINION]
I generally try to keep up with the City Council meetings, but haven’t touched the one from last night yet. I was just told about this item, plus a few more juicy details I won’t post yet. Remember the Comprehensive resiliency plan? Here is what happened last night:
WHEREAS, the Comprehensive Plan update will include all traditional aspects of a plan as well as non-traditional aspects such as climate adaptation, resiliency, social health and well-being, community art, heritage, culture, hazard mitigation and a regional Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) Analysis, while incorporating the recent planning efforts undertaken by the City and the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Plan (CRP) recommendations; and
WHEREAS, the Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan update will have a focus on the revitalization of the City’s bay front considering the community’s needs outlined in the 2009 BOA Pre-Nomination Study as well as updating the economic assessment of the bay front area to identify the most appropriate land uses and associated costs and benefits; and
WHEREAS, the City has obtained two grants totaling $262,500 from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Department of State (DOS) which will fund said updates and the required local match is being provided by in-kind services to be completed by our in-house Economic Development Department’s professional planners; [Read more here]
I will post more as I find out more info, but an entire presentation should be released by the city soon. It may include: Bay side public space, possible marina and a few other surprises.