Conceptual drawings of Dockside, Marathon, and Village Garage to be discussed
The Cold Spring Special Board for a Comprehensive Plan/LWRP will hold a Community Workshop on Saturday, May 14 from 2 – 4:30 p.m. at the VFW on Kemble Avenue. The workshop will discuss the new conceptual drawings of Dockside, the Marathon Battery site, and the Village Garage site (off Fair Street). Ray Curran, a planner and illustrator working with GreenPlan, the consulting firm assisting the Special Board, prepared the drawings.
Many of the drawings will be on view at the Cold Spring Village Hall (85 Main Street) from May 4 – 13, (weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.) “We want people to consider these ideas and to think about the strengths and weaknesses of each proposal. Ray is helping us see how these spaces could work — how to manage traffic and parking and the scale of buildings, how pedestrians can be safe, how to have good access, and how we can respect the natural environment,” said Special Board chair Michael Armstrong. The Community Workshop will give residents an opportunity to hear presentations about each of the concepts, and to voice their suggestions and concerns. The Special Board encourages residents to examine the drawings on display at the Village Hall to study the ideas for these areas.
The Village of Cold Spring has a contract with the State to prepare a Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan/Strategy, with a final deadline of November 30, 2011. This will complete the first of a two-phase process that may ultimately lead to a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program for the Village. In addition to the May 14 Workshop, the Special Board plans to hold a public forum on recommendations on September 17, 2011, that distills what it learns from the public regarding the key projects. Drawings by Ray Curran