Geneva Awarded $10 million In State Revitalization Initiative
By RANDY GORBMAN • June 6, 2016 • WXXI News
Governor Andrew Cuomo came to Geneva on Wednesday evening to announce that community is the winner of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative in the Finger Lakes Region.
That initiative is part of a plan to transform local neighborhoods into vibrant communities. The winner was selected as part of a competitive process by the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council. Read more about this story here.
This is great news as czb, inc. and Ingalls Planning & Design finish the City's comprehensive plan.
We are looking to hire a community planner / urban designer.
April 26, 2016
We are currently accepting resumes for a part-time or full-time planner and/or urban designer position with up to five years experience. A bachelor’s degree in urban planning, landscape architecture or related field required. Master’s degree preferred. Candidates must have the ability to work independently in both the office and the field and be creative, motivated, and dependable. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite and ArcGIS is required and experience with other graphics software such as SketchUp and CorelDraw is desired. Strong graphic design abilities also desired. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Current projects include comprehensive plans, waterfront plans, corridor studies, zoning updates, and active transportation plans throughout New York State.
If you think you'd be a good fit please send resume, writing sample, and graphic work samples to Matt Ingalls at email@example.com or 6 N. Main Street Suite 200G, Fairport, New York 14450.
First Phase of Hammondport-Urbana Waterfront Master Plan Funded
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"I really believe this $500 million award is transformational for our eight county region and for the Southern Tier,” said Tom Tranter, Co-Chair of the Southern Tier Economic Council.
The Southern Tier was one of three regions around New York which claimed the top prize of $500 million to help bring back the area's economy as part of the Upstate Revitalization Initiative.
The list of programs is extensive, but to name a few proposed projects that are listed as "ready to go" in the comprehensive plan: A DeMet's Candy expansion worth $2 million dollars, an Anchor Glass plant upgrade worth $1.2 million dollars, and a $1.7 million dollar project called "Elmira Refresh" to tie Elmira College and the new medical school into Downtown Elmira.
And the list goes on.
“The first project that did receive funding today was the reconstruction of the new pier in Hammondsport where the former Keuka Maid was and the attraction of the new tour boat on Keuka Lake,” said Jamie Johnson of the Steuben County IDA. “There has not been a tour boat there in over 10 years." Read more about this story here.
It’s time to plan the future of Elmira!
Written By: Samantha Potter
October 26, 2015
ELMIRA (WENY) - Day one of the planning and design workshop in the City of Elmira is now underway. Over the next three days the City of Elmira is looking for feedback from the community on what changes they want to see come to life.
The Planning and Design Charrette is for the City of Elmira's new Comprehensive Master plan. The goal is to figure out Elmira's flaws and then how to fix the. The Comprehensive Master Plan is being funded through the 2014 Consolidated Funding Application from Governor Cuomo's Cleaner Greener Communities Program. The plan will look at everything from building design and land use to economic, housing and health issues. "The end goal is a roadmap for Elmira's future. It's gunna provide some sort of a decision framework so how we decide on projects going forward, what type of development, what land use is and what we want our neighborhoods to look like," explains the City of Elmira Director of Community Development, Jennifer Miller.
SWBR Architects, out of Rochester, along with Fagan Engineers, Ingalls Planning and Design and Asterhill Incorporated will lead the planning team along with local community leaders. - See more here
Elmira’s Pluses, Minuses, Opportunities Meeting’s Focus
1st community discussion of Elmira’s new master plan draws at least 120 participants
Ray Finger, firstname.lastname@example.org | @SGRayFinger 9:44 p.m. EDT August 17, 2015
Elmira’s issues, assets and opportunities were the focus of an array of residents Monday night during the first community discussion of Elmira’s new comprehensive master plan.
About 120 people jammed Mandeville Hall at the Clemens Center and gathered at tables to talk about what they would like Elmira to be known for, such as being a good place to raise a family, great and unique shopping, economic stability, retention of its youths, the beauty of its architecture and environment, and being drug-free, safe, clean and friendly. Read more about this story here.