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Community input and interactive tours scheduled for Geneva open space and connectivity planning project

Several activities will explore potentials for Geneva’s Ward 6/East Lakeview neighborhood Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) in early September.

The Geneva Open Space & Connectivity Planning Project consultant team will be at the Geneva Farmers Market, 35 Lakefront Drive, adjacent to the Finger Lakes Welcome Center on Saturday, Sept. 11. The team will gather initial public input about community wants and needs for neighborhood mobility and connectivity.

Also on Saturday, Sept. 11, the public is invited to participate in any of three interactive site tours that will explore specific connectivity opportunities within the project area.

The walking tours have been scheduled as follows:

9 a.m. Exploring safe crossings of Routes 5 & 20
Meet at Geneva Farmers Market
35 Lake Front Drive, adjacent to Finger Lakes Welcome Center

11:00 a.m. Proposed Marsh Creek Greenway
Meet at the Gulvin Park parking lot
1:00 p.m. Lehigh Valley Rail Trail
Meet at Clark and East North Streets gravel parking area

Residents as well as owners and staff of businesses along these routes are welcome to step out and talk with the group as it passes by their homes and businesses.

DiSanto Propane (Billboard)

Each walking tour is expected to last one to one and a half hours. Participants should come prepared for the walk with sunscreen and water. It is strongly advised that tour participants wear suitable footwear such as sneakers or light hiking boots as well as socks, long slacks, long sleeves, and head coverings because of the prevalence of poison ivy and possibly also ticks.

The project is part of implementation project of the City of Geneva’s North End Brownfield Opportunity Area study, completed in 2014. The 430-acre State-designated North End BOA, is roughly bounded by the Seneca Lakefront between Lake and Preemption streets to the south; and the inactive elevated rail line to the north between Nieder Park on the west and Austin Street on the east.

For more information, contact Katie Labbe, City of Geneva Office of Neighborhood Initiatives by phone at (315) 828-6585 and email at [email protected].