Public info session on phase 2 of Geneva Lakefront

Are you interested in the next phase of the Lakefront Access Improvement project? If so, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to view the schematic designs, meet with the design team, and provide your feedback at the next public information session on Wed., August 13, 2014. The Phase II designs aim to enhance and compliment Phase I, which is currently under construction. Phase II extends from Long Pier to south of Castle Creek and includes shoreline improvements, multi-use path and seating areas, a boardwalk, a marsh area to replace invasive plants and other natural areas, and water-dependent amenities. The event will take place from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Ramada Inn. Participants can access the tent at the Ramada by entering from the lakefront path. “We are excited to continue the lakefront access improvements with Phase I under construction now and Phase II schematic design ready for community input. I think the community will be pleased with the design ideas, which offers pedestrian and water-dependent amenities, and natural areas for enhancing wildlife habitat and water quality,” said Sage Gerling, Director of the Office of Neighborhood Initiatives. The project is Phase II of VI of the Waterfront Infrastructure Feasibility Study completed in 2010 by Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc. (PB) and its project partners Trowbridge Wolf Michaels Landscape Architects, LLP (TWMLA). Phase II includes schematic design, public involvement, environmental review, permits, final design, construction documents and construction. Phase II is funded by the New York State Department of State under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund and the City of Geneva. The design team for Phase II is the same as Phase I: Fisher Associates with project partners FES Associates, and Bayer Landscape Architecture.

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