OSWEGO – Mayor Billy Barlow announces that on February 16 at 6:30 p.m., in the Council Chambers of City Hall, a kick-off presentation will be held regarding the city’s Route 104 Streetscape Revitalization Project.
Bergmann Associates, the project consultant, will be giving the presentation, and providing a project overview and visual illustration of how the plan might positively impact the aesthetics of the city’s main street.
“Beautifying our main corridor is a top priority of my administration and I look forward to working with Planning and Zoning DirectorAmy Birdsall on making our main thoroughfare something Oswego residents can be proud of,” Mayor Barlow said. “This is an absolutely exciting first step of initiating the long overdue process of beautifying the Route 104 corridor, the most visible part of our city.”
With support from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Cleaner, Greener Communities Initiative, the city was awarded a $225,000 grant through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to prepare the Revitalization Plan.
Birdsall will be leading the project, and working with the consultant, community residents, business owners, and elected officials to develop a plan that will catalyze the revitalization of the primary thoroughfare.
Throughout 2016, plans will be developed to re-imagine the streetscape.
This will include the redesign of sidewalks, pedestrian crossings, light posts, materials, trees, landscaping, and benches, along the entire 3.5 mile stretch of Route 104 through the city.
Inspiring private economic investment, reducing storm water run-off, and creating an attractive front door for residents, tourists, and businesses are the intended benefits.
Several opportunities for community engagement of the design process will occur during 2016.
Information will be available through the city’s website in the coming months, as the project begins.
Please call Birdsall with questions at 342-8154.