September 15, 2015
Angela Berti | 716-278-1764
|New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
|Public Participation Meeting
|September 15, 2015; 5:30 - 8 p.m.
|Grand Island Town Hall, Second Floor Lobby, 2255 Baseline Road, Grand Island, NY 14072
The purpose of this meeting is to provide an opportunity for interested individuals to become acquainted with the project and express comments, concerns and recommendations to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (owner). The meeting is in "Open House" format. Feel free toreview the exhibits provided and to ask questions of the staff.
The proposed project is a multi-use, multi-season trail on Grand Island, New York overlooking the west channel of the Niagara River. The trail will be approximately eight miles in length and connect Beaver Island State Park to Buckhorn Island State Park and will include consideration for future connections to the Town of Grand Island Nike Base Park. The trail will link together overlooks, access points and parking areas at the water's edge, providing a unique opportunity to experience the Niagara River.
Proposed enhancements along the trail include way-finding signage, parking area improvements, bike racks, benches and other features designed to promote the usage of the trail by all residents and visitors to the area. The trail will be designed to meet Americans with Disabilities (ADA) requirements.
The existing project area consists predominantly of lawn/meadow areas along the parkway with mostly native vegetation (brush and trees) along the Niagara River banks. It is the intent of this project to construct the trail within the previously cleared lawn areas and away from the more sensitive wetlands, woodlands and riparian habitat along the river banks. The attached concept plan depicts the general scope & location of the proposed project with the trail shown in red.
Benefits of the Project
Project Schedule & Budget