For Immediate Release
May 21, 2019
Mayor Madden: Residents Encouraged to Attend Public Meeting on Waterfront Access Improvements
City will present plans for creation of pedestrian trail and riverfront esplanade that connects Riverfront Park to future trail north of Green Island Bridge
TROY, NY – Mayor Patrick Madden is encouraging residents and businesses to participate in a public meeting on Tuesday, May 28th, at 6:00 p.m., at Revolution Hall (425 River Street) to review planned improvements to areas immediately north of William D. Chamberlain Riverfront Park.
Mayor Madden said, “We have made significant steps toward reactivating our waterfront for a variety of public activities through projects that encourage alternative transportation options, and investments that protect our infrastructure and businesses. Next week’s meeting gives Troy residents an opportunity to learn more about our future plans to expand public access to the Hudson River through trail enhancements and other opportunities that support the continued revitalization of our waterfront and adjacent neighborhoods.”
During the meeting, attendees will view a presentation on plans to create a trail/esplanade that connects Riverfront Park to a future trail behind the Hedley Building and creation of additional public space along Troy’s Hudson River waterfront. The improvements are planned to be constructed immediately following the completion of the downtown seawall stabilization project in that area.
New York State Department of State has provided a grant for 50% of the cost of this recreational trail to help complete a one-mile Hudson River trail connecting the North Central neighborhood to the Riverside neighborhood through downtown.
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John Salka, Deputy Director of Public Information
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