The second public meeting to address the Jamestown Chadakoin River Revitalization Study will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the Robert H. Jackson Center's auditorium, 305 E. Fourth St.
The Chadakoin River Revitalization Study is a 16-month planning effort focused on opportunities for economic development and community recreation along the Jamestown riverfront.
Jamestown was awarded three state planning grants targeted at the Chadakoin River and the properties near the river. The grants include two Brownfield Opportunity Area studies and a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program study. The purpose of the Brownfield Opportunity Area studies is to advance the redevelopment of underutilized, abandoned or contaminated commercial and industrial sites within two designated study areas, and the purpose of the Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan is to provide a framework for the revitalization of riverfront properties and to enhance connections between the river and other parts of the city.
To make the most effective and efficient use of the grant money, the city elected to merge the separate studies into one project. As part of this important planning project, the city will be seeking community input at various times during the project.
The Oct. 2 meeting will update the community on the progress of the project and provide a continued forum for public discussion about the potential of the riverfront to become a greater community asset.
The meeting will be conducted by LaBella Associates P.C. in conjunction with the Jamestown Urban Renewal Agency and the City of Jamestown Waterfront Advisory Committee.
What: Jamestown Chadakoin River Revitalization Study meeting
When: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2
Where: The Robert H. Jackson?Center, 305 E. Fourth St.
Why: The Chadakoin River Revitalization Study is a 16-month planning effort focused on opportunities for economic development and community recreation along the Jamestown riverfront.
The effort builds upon existing plans, including the city's Urban Design Plan. Completion of these additional planning efforts will help the city, as well as businesses and property owners in the area, get grants and financial incentives for riverfront redevelopment.
For more information, visit www.chadakoinrevitalization.com.